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Catalog ID Lead Ped Lead, Pediatric (ages <=8 years)

CPOE Test Name

Lead Pediatric

Specimen Type

Whole Blood

Specimen Requirements

2 or 4 mL Lavender top (EDTA) tube; 2 mL capillary blood – FINGER or HEEL STICK ONLY

Storage and Transport

Deliver to Core Laboratory (AD 3301)

Causes for Rejection

Improper tube; improper labeling; insufficient quantity; clotted specimen

Special Instructions

Venous blood samples submitted will be sent to reference lab for analysis. The in-house method is for capillary blood specimens only.

Reference Values

Children up to 72 months of age: ≤ 9.0 mcg/dL

Reference ranges have not been established for children >72 months of age.

Critical Values

Values above 9.0 mcg/dL are called to the submitting clinic, requested confirmation specimen will be venous source to be sent to reference lab.

Performing Lab

Toxicology Lab, BI-2007 721-0140

Turn Around Time

1 week