Lead Screening

Sunquest Code:LEADS  
Epic Code:LAB5893Epic Name:Lead Screening HB Clinic Only
Synonyms:Lead, Whole Blood
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results are reported within 1 day.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:0.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.2 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA)
Collection Instructions:Capillary specimens only; must be collected carefully to minimize possible contamination from lead on the skin surface. Sunquest specimen type should be entered as CAP.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not centrifuge, whole blood. Store at room temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Range Clinics)


Critical Range:Greater than 60 ug/dL
Reference Range:Less than 10 ug/dL. Results of greater than 10 will be confirmed by reference laboratory if a venous sample is available.
Use:Point of care lead level testing on whole blood.

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