General Information

UPHSM LIS Test #: 022450
Testing Time: 2-4 Days
Testing Lab: Labcorp

Specimen Info
Only 1 specimen type required, unless otherwise specified

Volume: 1.0 mL
Temperature: Ambient
Tube Type: Whole Blood
Collection Info:
Container: Royal blue-top (EDTA) tube or tan-top lead-free tube; submit original tube.
Collection: Sampling time is not critical for industrial exposure monitoring. Metals with timing “not critical” have very long elimination half-lives and accumulate in the body over years, some for a lifetime. After a couple of weeks of exposure, specimens can be collected at any time.

Please submit with a lead form found on the UPHS Lab website: http://www.mghlab.com/pdfs/blood_lead.pdf

Specimen Acceptability

Causes for Rejection:
Clotted specimen


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

Clinical Utilities

Monitor exposure to lead. For children <16 years, order the LEAD Blood Pediatric test.

CPT Codes


* The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding
is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Reference Range

0 - 4 μg/dL
• Environmental exposure (WHO): <20 μg/dL
• Occupational exposure: BEI® (sampling time is not critical): 30 μg/dL;1 OSHA Lead Standard: 40 μg/dL