Lead, Urine

CPT Code: 82570, 83655
Order Code: 601
ABN Requirement: No
Includes: Lead, Creatinine (Random Urine)
Specimen
: Urine, Random
Volume:  7.0 mL
Minimum Volume:  3.0 mL
Container: Acid-Washed or Metal-free plastic container

Collection:

  1. Collect urine in an acid-washed or metal-free plastic container.
  2. Label container according to standard protocols.

Collection Instructions: Avoid worksite collection.

Note: Tests performed on a specimen submitted in a non-acid washed/non-metal free container may not accurately reflect the patient’s level. If a non-trace element tube/container is received, it will be accepted for testing. However, elevated results shall be reported with a message that a re-submission with a trace element tube/container is recommended.

Transport: Store urine at 2°C to 8°C after collection and ship the same day per packaging instructions included with the provided shipping box.

Stability:

Ambient (15-25°C): 48 hours
Refrigerated (2-8°C):
5 days
Frozen (-20°C):
14 days

Causes for Rejection: Improper labeling; samples not stored properly; samples older than stability limits

Methodology: Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)

Turn Around Time:  2 to 3 days

 

Reference Range:

Lead, Urine

Creatinine, Random Urine

Clinical Significance: Elevated urinary lead concentration is indicative of chronic lead toxicity. Urinary lead concentrations may be used to monitor detoxification therapy.

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