Lead, BloodMain Content
Test Code: 599
Includes: Lead, Blood
Methodology: Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS) or Atomic Spectroscopy
This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnotics Nichols Institute, Chantilly, VA. It has not been cleared or approved by the FDA. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.
Clinical Significance: Blood lead level analysis is performed to evaluate the body burden of lead.
Additional names: Blood Lead; Lead; Lead Screen; PB, BL; PB, Pediatric
The Oklahoma State Department of Health requires additional information when testing and reporting lead results.
Those additional requirements are as follows:
Patient's Street Address including city, state, zip code, and county
Patient's Phone Number
Patient's Employment Status
Patient's Employer Name
Patient's Employer Address including city, state, zip code, and county
Patient's Employer Phone Number
Patient's Parent's First and Last Names
Patient's Parent's Phone Number
Patient's Medical Provider
Patient's Medical Provider Address including city, state, zip code, and county
Patient's Medical Provider Phone Number
Supply: T56 K2 EDTA, 3.0mL
Preferred Specimen: Whole Blood
Preferred Volume: 3mL
Transport Container: Tan-top K2 EDTA
Transport Temperature: Room Temperature
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 5 days
Collection Instructions: Collection material such as alcohol swabs should be lead-free. Use Powderless gloves. For capillary collection, wash hands thoroughly with soap and dry with clean, low-lint towel. Once washed, fingers must not come into contact with any surface. Clean skin (finger or other area for venipuncture) with lead free alcohol swab prior to puncture. Avoid worksite collection.
Note: Tests performed on a specimen submitted in a non-trace element tube/container (non-acid washed) may not accurately reflect the patient's level. If a non-trace element tube/ container is received, it will be accepted for testing. However, elevated results shall be reported with a message that re-submission with a trace element tube/container is recommended.
Reject due: Clotted specimens
For additional supply or collection device information, please contact DLO's Customer Service at (800) 891-2917, option 2.