Inductively Coupled Plasma - Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)
Evaluate lead exposure or toxicity.
<3.5 ug/dL (0-5 years)
<5.0 ug/dL (6 years and above)
Critical value: 70 ug/dL
Values >20 ug/dL are called to the provider
- BLOOD LEAD
- Lead with Demographics
Collect blood in a tan (brown) top tube or royal blue top (trace element) tube (EDTA). 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 https://mlabs.umich.edu/media/187.