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Test Name: Lead, Capillary

Test Code(s): PBCAP / XLEDC

Test Description: Link:

Testing Site: Testing will be sent to an approved reference laboratory.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Instructions: Acceptable for pediatric patients: draw 1 mL lavender microtainer. Min= 0.3 mL. Elevated results may be due to skin or collection-related contamination, including use of a noncertified lead-free tube. Elevated levels of blood lead should be confirmed with a second specimen collected in a lead-free tube.


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