Atomic Absorption (Graphite Furnace)
Evaluate lead exposure or toxicity.
<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.
Days Test Performed
Varies; test performed 3 times per week
Soft Order Code
Lead with Demographics
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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.
2 mL whole blood
0.5 mL whole blood