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Test Name: Lead, Urine
Test Code: 007633
Other Names: N/A
Test Includes: Lead, Urine, Creatinine(Crt),U, Lead/Creat. Ratio, Lead, Urine (24 Hr)
Specimen Requirements: Urine (random or 24-hour), 5 mL
Container: Plastic urine container, no preservative
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. Optional protocol: If the specimen is a 24-hour collection, instruct the patient to void at 8 AM and discard the specimen. Then collect all urine including the final specimen voided at the end of the 24-hour collection period (ie, 8 AM the next morning). Screw the lid on securely. Collect without preservatives. Mix well. Sampling time is not critical for industrial monitoring.
Stability: Maintain specimen at room temperature.
Rejection Criteria / Special Instructions: Request form MUST state total volume collected in 24-hour, if applicable. No preservatives. Preservatives used for routine analysis may contain mercuric oxide (ie, Stabilur), which interferes with all metal testing. If both urinalysis and metal testing ar
Methodology: Inductively coupled plasma/mass spectrometry (ICP/MS)