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Table 1 Lab monitoring schedule

From: The Pharmacogenomics of Bipolar Disorder study (PGBD): identification of genes for lithium response in a prospective sample

  Baseline Stabilization Oa Mb
Test Baseline 2 weeks 12 weeks 16 weeks Every 6 months during 24 months of additional follow-up
Vitals/Weight X   X   X
EKGc X if age > 40     
BUN X   X   X
Creatinine X   X   X
Pregnancy X     
TSH X   X   X
CBC X     
Electrolytes X   X   X
Lithium X X X X X
Genetics Samples X     
  1. aObservation phase
  2. bMaintenance phase
  3. cIf clinically indicated, as determined by the study physician