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LEAD, BLOOD

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Description

Indications

Specimen Required

​5 mL blood collected in K2EDTA trace-metal free tube
Do not centrifuge as whole blood is required.

Storage and Transport

Method

​Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry

Test Results

Reference Interval / Value

​From 0 day: <100ug/L

Turnaround Time

​Mean = 7 days ; Range 3 - 11 days

Day(s) Test Set up

​Monday - Friday

Remarks

Instructions Before Sampling:


  1. Patient should avoid taking either gadolinium or iodine containing contrast media for at least 4 days as they can interfere with trace metal tests.
  2. Finger prick method is discouraged for sampling as it can contribute to contamination.

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