Ordering Recommendation

Not recommended for the routine assessment of lead toxicity.

Mnemonic
LEAD RBC
Methodology

Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry

Performed

Varies

Reported

7-10 days

New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Royal Blue (K2EDTA).

Specimen Preparation

Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transport 2 mL RBCs in the original collection tube. (Min: 0.7 mL)
Test is not performed at ARUP; separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated. Also acceptable: Room temperature.

Unacceptable Conditions
Remarks
Stability

Ambient: Undefined; Refrigerated: Undefined; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Interval

By report

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

Performed by non-ARUP Laboratory

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

83655

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2011414 Lead, RBC 5674-7
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Aliases
Lead, RBC

National Medical Services (NMS)