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PBDEM / PBDV-M
LEAD WITH DEMOGRAPHICS, BLOOD

Test Code PBDEM / PBDV-M 
Test LEAD WITH DEMOGRAPHICS, BLOOD 
Methodology INDUCTIVELY COUPLED PLASMA-MASS SPECTROMETRY (ICP-MS) 
Description Useful for detecting lead toxicity. 
Specimen Draw blood in a royal blue-top (EDTA) collection tube and send 2 mL (minimum: 0.1 mL) of EDTA whole blood. Send specimen in original tube. It is important that the specimen be obtained, processed, and transported according to instructions on “Trace Metals Analysis Specimen Collection and Transport” under Special Instructions.

NOTE: A Lead Form must accompany all specimens. Please click on "REQUIRED LEAD FORM - NORDX" under Special Instructions below. Complete form prior to printing. 

Reference Values All ages: 0.0-4.9 mcg/dL

Critical values
Pediatrics (< or =15 years): > or =20.0 mcg/dL
Adults (> or =16 years): > or =70.0 mcg/dL 

Analytic Time 1 Day (Maximum Laboratory Time 3 Days) 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Friday; 5 p.m., Saturday; 2 p.m. 
CPT Code(s) 83655  

Special Instructions