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Where was GPC in unpaid PGEA case?

I was interested to read your article (News, February 26) concerning the anomaly of lithium monitoring.

The lower limit of the therapeutic range at our local lab is 0.5, and after discussion with our PCT IT adviser, she agreed it would be valid to use the Read code 44W80 (lithium level in the therapeutic range) for patients with a level of 0.5.

This should be picked up by QMAS whereas the numerical lab result would not count as a level of 0.6 or above as stipulated in the Q&O.

Dr Jenny Lebus

London SW15

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