Test directory: Lead, Blood Capillary

Ordering Code742C
Test NameLead, Blood Capillary
AliasBlood Lead
Preferred SpecimenCapillary whole blood
Preferred ContainerMicrotainer EDTA
Other Specimen/ContainerMicrotainer EDTA only. For venous collection, order H742A.
Optimum Volume1 mL
Collection InstructionsCapillary whole blood collection only
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.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Ambient
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 5 Days
Refrigerated: 14 Days
Frozen: 60 Days
Rejection CriteriaClotted
Avail. StatNO
Analytic Time5 Days
MethodologyInductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS) or
Atomic Spectroscopy (AS)
Reference Lab Quest Diagnostic Lab-NI

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Lead, CapillaryALLSee report.