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Lead, Whole Blood

Performing Laboratory

Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories (PAML)

Methodology

Inductively Couple Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

Specimen Requirements

Royal Blue top tube (metal free EDTA)

Store and transport at Room Temp
Stability: Room Temp 1 week Refrigerated 2 weeks
Unacceptable Conditions:Clotted samples and samples collected in oxalate or citrate; samples in or from gel seperator tubes; heparin anticoagulant; frozen specimens.

Reference Values

0-15 years:  0.0-5.0

15+ years:  0.0-10.0

Critical High:  >70.0

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Friday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

83655