Lead Industrial Exposure Whole Blood  
Mnemonic LEADIND
CPT 83655†
Test Code 8003000
Test Includes  
Specimen Whole Blood
Volume 3 mL
Container Lavender Top (EDTA) Tube
Special Instructions None required
Specimen Prep Do not centrifuge the tube, do not aliquot, send to the atomic absorption area with proper paperwork.
Storage Refrigerate
Transport Temp Room Temperature
Stability Rm Temp 24 hours
Stability Refrig 1 week
Stability Frozen DO NOT FREEZE
Methodology Atomic Absorption, Graphite Furnace
Rejection Criteria Criteria for Rejection: 1.Serum is received instead of blood 2.Insufficient sample 3.Specimen is clotted. 4.Do not accept specimens without proper identification. 
Reference Value Normal Range: < 5.0 ug/dL Refer to the OSHA guidelines when blood lead level (BLL) is >=40 µg/dL 
Performed/TAT Monday - Friday        
Comments Specimen contamination must be considered in the interpretation of elevated values. Elevated results should be confirmed with a second sample collected in a certified lead-free tube (Royal blue top).