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Lead Analysis, Hair
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.
Submit With Order
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: Undetermined Refrigerated: Undetermined Frozen: Undetermined  
Reference Interval
By report  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
Exposure Monitoring/Investigation; not for clinical diagnostic purposes
CPT Code(s)
83655
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2007347Lead, Hair5673-9
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Aliases
  • Pb

Performed at National Medical Services (NMS)