Lead, capillary (fingerstick) blood, pediatric-14467

Test info

  
Lead, capillary (fingerstick) blood, pediatric
  
14467
  
LAB14467
  
Pb
  

Monitor environmental lead exposure in children younger than 16 years.

Specimen

  

Because alcohol wipes do not sufficiently remove lead dust, the child’s hands should be washed with soap and water before capillary blood lead tests are collected. 

  
EDTA whole blood
  
  
0.5 mL (capillary)
  

Immediately following collection, mix by inverting 8 - 10 times to prevent clotting

  

Microtainer - lavender EDTA (LabCorp)

  

Clients submitting specimens for testing using manual requisitions must include a completed Blood lead report form

  

Ambient (preferred) – 14 days

Refrigerated – 14 days

Frozen – 14 days

Freeze/thaw cycles – stable x2

  
  • Venous collections tan-top lead free tube or royal blue-top (EDTA) tube
  • Clotted specimen

Performance

  
LabCorp (717016): R-LC
  
Mo - Fr
  
4 days
  

Atomic absorption spectrometry (AAS) or inductively coupled plasma/mass spectrometry (ICP/MS)

Clinical and Interpretive info

  

Environmental exposure: 0 to 15 years: 0−4 μg/dL1

Billing

  
83655
  
Yes
  

Tracking

  
07/20/2021
  
07/20/2021
  
07/20/2021