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Lead, Capillary

Centralized Core Laboratory : Special Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation :
LEADC SCYEL
Specimen Type:
Blood
Tube Type:
Green top (lithium heparin) tube - no gel separator
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. Notify lab if patient is being chelated. Please call the Laboratory as soon as possible if a clinical situation warrants testing outside of routine hours. Testing outside of routine hours requires Pathologist approval and is subject to staff availability.
Lab/Phone:
330-543-4870
TAT:
3 days
Additional Info:
Reference range: 0-4 ug/dL
CPT Code:
83655
Synonyms:
Pb