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Laboratory Test Directory

Lead, Only

Components

Name Method Department Units
Lead, Only Inductively coupled plasma/ mass spectrometry
Core Lab, Metals ug/dL

Specimen Requirements

Whole blood

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Green tube (Lithium heparin), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Tan - metal free (EDTA)

7 mL 7 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Sodium heparin), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Purple tube (EDTA)

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), No Gel

Micro sample tube 1 mL
Alternate

Royal blue (EDTA)

10 mL 10 mL
Alternate

Purple tube (EDTA)

Micro sample tube 0.5 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 3 day(s)
Refrigerated - 1 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Do not centrifuge
  • Mix by gentle inversion immediately after collection

Reasons for Rejection

  • Clotted specimen
  • Collected in tube with gel separator

Comments

Contact Laboratory Services(1-800-934-6575 or 614-722-5477) for STAT analysis.

CPT Code

  • 83655