Blood lead level analysis is performed to evaluate the body burden of lead.
Collection material such as alcohol swabs should be lead-free. Use
powderless gloves. For capillary collection, wash hands thoroughly
with soap and dry with clean, low-lint towel. Once washed, fingers
must not come into contact with any surface. Clean skin (finger or
other area for venipuncture) with the lead-free alcohol swab prior to
puncture. Avoid worksite collection.
Reported (Analytical Time)
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CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party.
Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.
Reject Criteria: Clotted Transport Temperature: Room temperature Tests performed on a specimen submitted in a non-trace element tube or non acid washed/non metal free container may not accurately reflect the patient's level. If a non-trace element tube/container is received, it will be accepted for testing. However, elevated results shall be reported with a message that a re-submission with a trace element tube/container is recommended. EDTA (lavender-top) will be run with disclaimer.