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Lead with Zinc Protoporphyrin


Name Method Department Units
Lead with XZZP Inductively coupled plasma/ mass spectrometry
Quantitative Hematofluorometry
Core Lab, Metals

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Lead and Zinc Protoporphyrin

Specimen Requirements

Whole blood

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume

Royal blue (EDTA)

6 mL 6 mL

Purple tube (EDTA)

6 mL 6 mL

Purple tube (EDTA)

Micro sample tube 1 mL

Tan - metal free (EDTA)

7 mL 7 mL

Room temperature - 30 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 1 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Mix by gentle inversion immediately after collection
  • Do not centrifuge
  • Do not freeze
  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible

Reasons for Rejection

  • Centrifuged specimen
  • Clotted specimen
  • Gross hemolysis
  • Frozen specimen
  • Wrong collection tube


For Lead testing only:  Contact Laboratory Services (1-800-934-6575 or 614-722-5477) for STAT analysis.  STAT analysis is NOT available for Zinc Protoporphyrin testing.

CPT Code

  • 84202
  • 83655