Mar 22, 2015




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Lead, Blood

Lead, Blood (XLEAD) ARUP Labs, I-N Lab Test

Name: Lead, Blood

Test Name: Lead, Blood

Health Link Test Code: XLEAD

LIS Test Code: PB

Testing Site: Testing will be sent to an approved reference laboratory

Link: http://www.aruplab.com/guides/ug/tests/0020098.jsp

Collection Instructions:

Prior to collection obtain Royal Blue top tube with EDTA anticoagulant from UWHC Client Services, (608) 263-7060. Tubes will be marked with purple tape to help differentiate between the royal blue top tubes with no additive.


Acceptable for pediatric patients: draw 1 mL lavender microtainer. Min= 0.3 mL.


Elevated results may be due to skin or collection-related contamination, including use of a noncertified lead-free tube. Elevated levels of blood lead should be confirmed with a second specimen collected in a lead-free tube.

Interpretation Type: Interpretive Guidelines

Test Limitations:

This test is for venous collection only. For specimens obtained using skin puncture (capillary) technique refer to Lead, Blood Capillary (PBCAP/XLEDC).