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Lead

Alternate names:
Pb
Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
MPBB
Specimen types:
Blood
Container types:
Trace metal tube ( Dark blue )Trace metal tube ( Dark blue )
Collection Instructions:

Send to lab immediately at 4oC.

Notes:

 

 

Frequency:
Weekly
Result Turnaround Time:
7-10 days
Reference Interval:

<0.24 umol/L

The National Health and Medical Research Council recommends that if a person has a blood lead level greater than 0.24 umol/L (5 ug/dL) the source of exposure should be investigated and reduced, particularly if the person is a child or pregnant woman. Further information, including guidelines on managing lead in exposed individuals, can be sourced from www.nhmrc.gov.au/guidelines/publications/eh58

 

Laboratory Use Only
Laboratory Notes:

Do not spin.

External Laboratory:
Alfred Hospital
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