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Lead Blood Peds Capillary *

SIM

21594

CPT

83655 

Synonyms

Pb, blood 

Specimen Type

Whole Blood 

Container

Lavender-top (Microtainer) tube.  Submit original tube.

Collection Instructions

Mix blood thoroughly to avoid clotting

Volume

Volume: 0.5 mL 
Min. volume: 0.5 mL 

Additional Information

Monitor environmental lead exposure in children younger than 16 years

Patient Preparation

For capillary puncture, wash skin surface thoroughly to minimize contamination.

Specimen Processing Instructions

Do not pour off blood into transfer tube. Send original tube.

Transport Requirements

Room temperature

Specimen Stability

14 days 

Rejection Criteria

Clotted specimen; Venous collections Tan-top (Lead Free) or Royal Blue-top (EDTA) 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

717016 

Reviewed By

Teresa Price

Reviewed Date

2/20/2018 

Supplemental

*  Reference Lab Test

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