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Test Code PBB Lead, Whole Blood

Important Note

If collection container is capillary, the order will be changed to PBBC.

Additional Codes

PBB - Whole Blood, Venous

PBBC - Whole Blood, Capillary

Specimen Type

Whole Blood

Container/Tube

EDTA Lavendar Top

Offsite Collection Instructions

1. Collect sample following standard collection methods
2. Transport room temperature (15 – 25˚C).

Turnaround Time

2 – 4 days

Test Includes

N/A

Preferred Volume

4.0 mL
Microcontainer =0.5 mL

UCMC Collection Instructions

1. Collect sample following standard collection methods
2. Transport room temperature (15 – 25˚C).

Test Usage

Detecting lead toxicity or exposure. Once per admit unless treating lead toxicity.

Critical Results

N/A

Additional Information

All lead testing results are required by state law to be reported to the Illinois Department of Public Health.  In order to remain compliant with reporting, the test code must match the specimen type collected.  All orders will be changed to the correct order code if collected in a different tube type than what was ordered.

 

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by The University of Chicago Medical Center Clinical Chemistry Laboratories in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Fee Code

43352

Synonyms

PB

Specimen Minimum Volume

2.0 mL
Microcontainer =0.25 mL

DAY(S) AND TIME(S) PERFORMED

Tuesday & Friday

STAT DAY(S) AND TIME(S) PERFORMED

N/A

CPT

83655

Method Name

Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy

Reference Values

   Adults:     <10 µg/dL 
Pediatrics:   <10 µg/dL

Reject Due To

N/A

STAT Turnaround Time

N/A

Test Limitations

Samples must be received by 11am to be included in that day’s analysis.

Included in Additional codes

N/A

Coverage Information

N/A

Stability: Room Temp

5 days

Stability: Refrigerated

14 days

Stability: Frozen

n/a