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Lead Analysis, Hair (INACTIVE as of 11/12/18)
2007346
Ordering Recommendation

May be useful in determining past exposure to lead. Not recommended for the routine assessment of lead toxicity.

Mnemonic
LEADHAIR
Methodology
Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry
Performed
Varies
Reported
7-14 days
New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
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Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Collect a pencil-thick segment of hair. Bundle, cut at roots, wrap with twist tie at root end. 
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 500 mg hair to an ARUP Trace Element-Free Transport Tube (ARUP supply #43116) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. (Min: 500 mg) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature. Also acceptable: Refrigerated or frozen. 
Unacceptable Conditions
 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: Undefined; Refrigerated: Undefined; Frozen: Undefined 
Reference Interval
By report
Interpretive Data


Note
Exposure Monitoring/Investigation; not for clinical diagnostic purposes
Hotline History
N/A
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2007347Lead, Hair5673-9
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Aliases
  • Pb

Performed at National Medical Services (NMS)