Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: October 21, 2020 @ 9:13 am


Lead, Blood

  • One Royal Blue (EDTA)
  • 6 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Whole blood in Royal Blue (EDTA). Submit Refrigerated.
Special Handling:
  • Capillary pediatric EDTA collection tubes, refer to Lead, Capillary.
    Stability: If the specimen is drawn and stored in the appropriate container the lead values do not change with time.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Serum
  • Specimens collected/transported in tubes other than Royal Blue (EDTA) or Trace Element Free Transport Tube.
    Heparin anticoagulant or clotted specimens.
Stability:Ambient: 24 Month(s); Refrigerated: 24 Month(s); Frozen: Unacceptable; Incubated: Unacceptable
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry
Reported:2-8 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 83655
Interpretive Data:General Reference Range : <=4.9 ug/dL
  • 76041 - LEAD, BLOOD
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