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