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Lead, Blood

Test Name:Lead, Blood
Epic Order Code:LAB98
CPT Code:83655  
Specimen(s) Type:Whole Blood; 1.0 mL
Acceptable Container(s):Tan (Lead KEDTA) or pink top tube
Testing Schedule:Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 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, insufficient 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.