Centralized Core Laboratory:Special Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation: LEAD SCYEL

Specimen Type: Blood

Tube Type: Dark Green top (lithium heparin) tube - no gel separator; Purple top (EDTA)tube

Collection Volume: 0.5 mL (minimum 0.2 mL)

Cause for rejection: Clotted

Storage: Refrigerated

Availability: Mon-Fri (0800-1600)

Methodology: Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry

Special Instructions: Wash the collection site well with soap and water before cleansing with Chlorhexadine wipe.. Label specimen as a venous or capillary collection. Notify lab if patient is being chelated.

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8484

TAT: 3 days

Additional Info: Reference range: 0-4 ug/dL

CPT Code: 83655

Synonyms: Pb

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