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TEST DESCRIPTION

TEST CODE

LEAD

CPT CODE

83655

EXPECTED TURNAROUND TIME

2-5 days 
(TAT is the interval starting when a specimen and order are received in the laboratory and ends with release of the test result.) In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary. In the event that reflex testing is performed TAT turnaround times can be extended.

TEST INCLUDES

Lead

SYNONYMS

NA

COLLECTION

COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS

If previous lead test was Positive, do not substitute a capillary microtainer collection tube. A venous vein collection into a vacutainer tube is required.

SPECIMEN

Whole Blood

COLLECTION CONTAINERS

Lavender top tube (EDTA)

COLLECTION AMOUNTS

Preferred: 2.0mL
Minimum: 1.0mL

REJECTION CRITERIA

Capillary blood specimens are unacceptable.

PROCESSING

SPECIMEN PROCESSING INSTRUCTIONS

⚠️ CRITICAL: Do not centrifuge. Do not open or share tube.

SHIPPING/TRANSPORT & STORAGE

STABILITIES/STORAGE

AMBIENT
REFRIGERATED
FROZEN

1 week(s)
2 week(s)
Unacceptable

SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS

Ship refrigerated