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Test Name  Lead Quant. Pediatric
Code  Lead Quant Pediatric.
CPT Code  83655
Last Modified  1/10/2022 10:50:00 AM
Test Name  Lead Peds.
Synonyms  PB, Heavy Metals Profile I, Whole Blood; Heavy Metals Profile II, Whole Blood; Lead Standard Profile, Whole Blood; Lead, Blood (Pediatric), Venous
Patient Preparation  
Spec. Requirements  Blood
Tube  Royal Blue(EDTA)
Collection Volume  Royal Blue(EDTA) 6.0 mL
Storage  Ambient, Refrigerated or Frozen 14 days
Routine TAT  
Days Test Performed  
Performed by BHS  None
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Reference Lab  LabCorp of America
Reference Lab Code  717009 Lead, Blood (Pediatric)
Clinical Use  Monitor environmental lead exposure in children younger than 16 years The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the following testing schedule for children with elevated BLLs (blood lead levels) on a screening test. The higher the BLL on the screening test, the more urgent the need for confirmation testing
Reference Range  
Critical Value  
Testing Sample Type  Whole Blood
Min Lab Testing Volume  (1.0)0.5 mL
Special Handling  Collection:Mix blood thoroughly to avoid clotting. Submit original tube.
Lab Notes  
Methodology  ICP/MS - Inductively Coupled Plasma/ Mass Spectrometry
Limitations  Cause for rejection: Capillary specimen in Microtainer tubes; clotted specimen

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