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Edit Date: 4/19/2010
Components: Lead, Quantitative / Zinc Protoporphyrin (ZPP)
Performed: Monday-Friday
Released: Same day as tested
CPT Code: 84202, 83655
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Whole blood in a 6 mL royal blue top tube (EDTA). Also acceptable: One 3 mL tan top tube (lead free); or one 4 mL lavender top tube (EDTA), however, lavender may require redraw if lead results are elevated.
Handling: Submit whole blood; do not submit plasma. Wrap specimen in foil to protect from light. Refrigerate.
Stability: 7 days refrigerated and protected from light, or 24 hours ambient and not protected from light.
Standard Volume: 3 mL EDTA whole blood.
Minimum Volume: 1 mL EDTA whole blood.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Rejection Criteria: Clotted or frozen specimen; gross hemolysis.

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