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7257 Lead Whole Blood

Specimen Type
Specimen Stability
Reference Range
Whole Blood
5 Days, Ambient
14 Days, Refrigerated
60 Days, Frozen
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Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Whole Blood
Container: 2 Lavender Top Tubes
Temperature: Refrigerated
Preferred Vol: 3.00 mL
Min Vol: 0.50 mL

Method

AS

Schedule

Sunday -Saturday

Turn-Around Time

Send-Out

Instructions/Notes

Clinical Utility

Blood lead is useful in detecting industrial, dietary, and accidental exposure to lead and to monitor detoxification therapy. Children are especially susceptible to neurologic damage from lead and acute neurologic toxicity may develop without previous symptoms.

CPT Codes

83655

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