Specimen Requirements

Title

LEAD, BLOOD, QUANTITATIVE

Specimen Requirement

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.

 

Methodology

Stability

Room Temp 7 days; Refrigerated 1 month

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

3 days

Clinical Use

Capillary blood levels > 10 ug/dL may be due to contamination from lead found on the finger surface and require conformation with venous blood.

Test Code

LEADW