Lead Venous Blood

Abbrev Code:PBCFM   
Order Code:LAB6973Order Name:Lead Venous Blood
Synonyms:Lead Blood Screening
Methodology:Inductively coupled plasma/mass spectrometry
CPT Codes: 83655 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-5 days.
Special Instructions:Medical laboratories performing blood lead analyses must report the results of all blood lead tests to the Minnesota Department of Health. A completed form must be sent with each sample. See Associated Links.

For tests developed and validated by ARUP (previously referred to as Compliance Statement B, C or D). This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:7 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL
Container:Trace Element, EDTA (DE)
Collection Instructions:
Venipuncture is the method of choice for collection of blood lead specimens, because it is less subject to contamination from the skin surface than capillary collection.
Causes for Rejection:Serum. Specimens collected in tubes other than Royal Blue (K2EDTA or Na2EDTA). Heparinized or clotted specimens. Capillary pediatric EDTA collection tubes. Frozen samples.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not centrifuge, whole blood. Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship whole blood at room temperature.
Stability:Indefinitely at room temperature or refrigerated temperature; unacceptable frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:20098


Critical Range:Lead and Heavy Metals Critical Values and Reference Ranges
Reference Range:Lead and Heavy Metals Critical Values and Reference Ranges
Use:Evaluate lead toxicity.

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