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  • Lead, Blood

    Test Name:Lead, Blood
    Epic Order Code:LAB98
    CPT Code:83655  
    Specimen(s) Type:Serum or Plasma; 1.0 mL
    Acceptable Container(s):Tan (Lead KEDTA) or purple top tube
    Testing Schedule:Monday - Friday, 7:30am to 4pm. After-hours, emergency basis only.
    Turn Around Time:STAT: NA
     Routine: 2 hours
    Collection Information:No special patient preparation is required. Obtain specimen by standard collection procedures. Do not collect in serum separator tubes.
    Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
    Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to the lab within 1 hour, store and transport at 2-8° C. Specimen is stable as long as it remains tightly capped.
    Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficent quantity, incorrect transport, sample has been uncapped.
    Reference Range:Children: < 10 μg/mL
     Adults: < 25 μg/mL
    Additional Information:Refer to CDC guidelines for treatment protocols as a result of elevated levels.