Lead, Whole Blood LEADV (Venous sample) or LEADCP (Capillary sample)

Method(s) Atomic Absorption Graphite Furnace
Specimen Required
Collect

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
Schedule Mon, Tues, Thurs
Billing Code 1010382
CPTCode 83655
Notes

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)
Reference Interval

0.0-10.0 mcg/dL

No Appointment Necessary
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