LEAD, BLOOD, QUANTITATIVE
1-LAV-EDTA tube/1.0 mL whole blood refrigerated. Care should be used in collecting specimens to avoid contamination because lead is widely distributed in the environment. A completed lead requisition must accompany sample. See Appendix.
Room Temp 7 days; Refrigerated 1 month
Capillary blood levels > 10 ug/dL may be due to contamination from lead found on the finger surface and require conformation with venous blood.