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Test Code PBDB Lead with Demographics, Blood

Useful For

Detecting lead toxicity

Profile Information

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
PBB Lead, B No Yes
DEMO5 Patient Demographics No Yes

Method Name

Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

Reporting Name

Lead with Demographics, B

Specimen Type

Whole blood

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation: High concentrations of gadolinium and iodine are known to interfere with most metals tests. If either gadolinium- or iodine-containing contrast media has been administered, a specimen should not be collected for 96 hours.


Metal Free B-D Tube (EDTA), 6 mL (T183)

Metal Free (Lead only) EDTA Tube, 3mL (T615)

Microtainer (EDTA) Tube, 0.5 mL (T174)

If ordering the trace element blood collection tube from BD, order catalog #368381


Preferred: Royal blue-top BD Vacutainer Plus with EDTA blood collection tube (T183)

Acceptable: Tan-top (lead only) BD Vacutainer Plus with EDTA blood collection tube (T615) or BD Microtainer with EDTA (T174)

Specimen Volume: 0.4 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. See Trace Metals Analysis Specimen Collection and Transport in Special Instructions for complete instructions.

2. Send specimen in original tube.

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Whole blood Refrigerated (preferred) 28 days
  Ambient  28 days
  Frozen  28 days

Reject Due To


Mild OK; Gross OK


Mild OK; Gross OK


Mild OK; Gross reject



Reference Values

All Ages: 0.0-4.9 mcg/dL

Critical values

Pediatrics (≤15 years): ≥20.0 mcg/dL

Adults (≥16 years): ≥70.0 mcg/dL

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; 5 p.m., Saturday; 2 p.m.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

See Individual Test IDs

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
PBDB Lead with Demographics, B 77307-7


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
8602 Lead, B 77307-7
VECP Venous/Capillary 31208-2
PTADD Patient Street Address 56799-0
PTCIT Patient City 68997-6
PTSTA Patient State 46499-0
PTZIP Patient Zip Code 45401-7
PTCNT Patient County 87721-7
PTPHO Patient Home Phone 42077-8
PTRAC Patient Race 32624-9
PTETH Patient Ethnicity 69490-1
PTOCC Patient Occupation 11341-5
PTEMP Patient Employer 80427-8
GDFN Guardian First Name 79183-0
GDLN Guardian Last Name 79184-8
MDORD Health Care Provider Name 52526-1
MDADD Health Care Provider Street Address 74221-3
MDCIT Health Care Provider City 52531-1
MDSTA Health Care Provider State 52532-9
MDZIP Health Care Provider Zip Code 87720-9
MDPHO Health Care Provider Phone 68340-9
LABPH Submitting Laboratory Phone 65651-2

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.1 mL


1. Lead/Heavy Metals Reporting Form (T491) in Special Instructions

2. If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a General Request Form (T239) with the specimen (