Lead, Whole Blood LEADV (Venous sample) or LEADCP (Capillary sample)
|Method(s)||Atomic Absorption Graphite Furnace|
One 3 mL tan (EDTA) top tube.
|Transport||3 mL whole blood at 2-8º C. (Min: 1.5 mL)|
|Remarks||Billing Codes: Venous 1010382; Capillary 1010381|
|Stability||Refrigerated: 8 days|
This test requires a lead requisition form (see link above). Please fill out the form COMPLETELY. Venous specimen preferred. Recommend tan top plastic tube certified lead free (Becton-Dickinson). Capillary specimen also acceptable if patient's hands are carefully washed BEFORE collection. Lavender (EDTA) and royal blue top tubes with EDTA additives may also be used.
|Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)|
0.0 - 4.9 mcg/dL