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Lead Blood Adults *

SIM

19999 

CPT

83655 

Synonyms

Pb, blood 

Specimen Type

Whole Blood 

Container

Royal blue-top (EDTA) tube or tan-top lead-free tube; Submit original tube- do not pour off.

Collection Instructions

None

Volume

Volume: 7 ml. 
Min. volume: 0.5 ml. 

Additional Information

Monitor exposure to lead

Patient Preparation

Specimen Processing Instructions

Submit original tube, do not transfer to aliquot tube

Transport Requirements

Room temperature

Specimen Stability

14 days 

Rejection Criteria

Clotted specimen; specimen not submitted in original tube; Red-top tube, gold-top tube,lavender-top, or green-top tube

Reference Range

Reference range accompanies report

Critical Value

 

Test Includes

Lead 

Methodology

Atomic absorption spectrometry (AAS) or inductively coupled plasma/mass spectrometry (ICP/MS)  

Testing Frequency

 

LCA

007625 

Reviewed By

Lisa McBride                    

Reviewed Date

2/20/2018 

Supplemental

*   Denotes Reference Lab Test

Reviewed by Lisa McBride on February 20, 2018

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