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Urine Lead 24 HR

Centralized Core Laboratory : Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation :
Specimen Type:
Urine Container
Tube Type:
24 Hour Urine Collection
Collection Volume:
8.0 mL (minimum 1.0 mL)
Sent to Reference Laboratory. Days Performed: Sun -Sat.
Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry
Special Instructions:
8.0 mL (minimum 1.0 mL) aliquot from a well-mixed 24 hour urine. Collect specimen in clean container. Instruct patient on 24 hour urine collection. To begin the urine collection, have the patient void. DISCARD THIS URINE SPECIMEN. This is best done with the first morning specimen. Note the time and record on the requisition. From then on collect all the urine that is voided and place in container. If more than one container is needed, please mark the first as #1 of 2 and retain on the floor until collection is complete. The final void should be made 24 hours after the first void described earlier. The specimen should be included with collection. Refrigerate urine during collection. Indicate total volume on requisition. Send aliquot in metal-free plastic container. Specimen must not come in contact with rubber, metal, or glass. Patient Prep: Diet, medication, and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances; Patients should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, and non-essential over-the-counter medications upon advise from physician; High concentrations of iodine may interfere with elemental testing; collection of urine specimens from patients receiving iodinated or gadolinium-based contrast media should be avoided for a minimum of 72 hours post-exposure; collection from patients with impaired kidney function should be avoided for a minimum of 14 days post-contrast media exposure.
2-6 days
Additional Info:
Reference range is available on patient report
CPT Code:
Panel Includes:
1.Lead (ug/L ) 2.Lead (ug/day) 3.Lead (ug/g Creatinine) 4.Creatinine
 Specimen Collection Procedures: