EXPECTED TURNAROUND TIME
(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.
If previous lead test was Positive, do not substitute a capillary microtainer collection tube. A venous vein collection into a vacutainer tube is required.
Lavender top tube (EDTA)
Capillary blood specimens are unacceptable.
SPECIMEN PROCESSING INSTRUCTIONS
⚠️ CRITICAL: Do not centrifuge. Do not open or share tube.
SHIPPING/TRANSPORT & STORAGE