Test Overview

Test Methodology

Atomic Absorption (Graphite Furnace)

Test Usage

Evaluate lead exposure or toxicity.

Reference Range*

<5 ug/dL. Critical value: 75 ug/dL (values >20 ug/dL are called to the provider).

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Details

Days Test Performed

Varies; test performed 3 times per week

Analytic Time

4 hours

Soft Order Code

LEAD

MiChart Code

Lead, Blood

Synonyms

Synonyms

Pb
LEAD
BLOOD LEAD
Lead with Demographics
LEAD-B
PB-B
LEAD

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Laboratory

Chemical Pathology

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Specimen Requirements

Offsite Collection Instructions

Collect blood in a tan (brown) top tube. Gently invert tube several times to avoid clot formation; clotted specimens are unacceptable. Refrigerate intact specimen. Complete the first three sections of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Blood Lead Analysis Form and submit with the specimen. The form can be found at http://www.mlabs.umich.edu/files/pdfs/PCI-mdch_lead_form.pdf.

Container

Trace Element Tube – K2 EDTA

Normal Volume

2 mL whole blood

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL whole blood

Billing Information

Fee Codes


CPT Code

83655

LOINC

77307-7

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