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Test Name: Lead, Blood (Adult)
Test Code: 007625
Other Names: N/A
Test Includes: Lead, Blood (Adult)
Specimen Requirements: Whole blood, 7 mL
Container: Royal blue-top (EDTA) tube OR tan-top lead-free tube; submit original tube.
Collection Instructions: 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.
Stability: Maintain specimen at room temperature.
Rejection Criteria / Special Instructions: Chain-of-custody documentation is required for samples submitted for pre-employment, random employee testing, and forensic purposes. For other applications, use the standard request form. Please mark chain-of-custody test number on the request form.
Methodology: Atomic absorption spectrometry (AAS) or inductively coupled plasma/mass spectrometry (ICP/MS)