Geisinger Medical Laboratories Test Catalog

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Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2598             Geisinger Epic ID: 14374

Specimen type:
Whole blood
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL dark blue-top (K2 EDTA) tube
6 mL dark-blue top sodium heparin tube
Specimen required:
3 mL whole blood; minimum 1 mL.
Special notes:
Do not collect specimen in plasma separator tube (PST). Do not use microcollection tube for specimen collection.

Specimen processing instructions:
Do not centrifuge. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred) or room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature or refrigerated: 14 days.
Rejection criteria:
Specimen collected in plasma separator tube. Stability limits exceeded.

Reference interval:
Less than 16 years old: 0-3.4 ug/dL
16 years old and above: 0–4.9 ug/dL
Interpretation guide:
Less than 16 years old: >= 45 ug/dL
16 years old and above: >=70 ug/dL
Critical values/courtesy alerts:
> or = 70 mcg/dL
Additional information:
Less than 16 years old: Department of Health is notified of all results,
16 years old and above: Department of Health is notified if result is at or greater than 5 ug/dL.
CPT code(s):
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Graphite Furnace Atomic Absoprtion (GFAA)
Clinical significance:
Used to determine and quantitate the presence of lead in human whole blood. The presence of lead can lead to neurologic damage.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC, FADLM
Sheng-Ying (Margaret) Lo, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 12/29/2022

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Toxicology
Technical Lead: Karen Stoppie
Frequency: Monday-Friday,1st shift
Performed STAT? No
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