Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

LEAD, FINGERSTICK

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
LEADM      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 83655.02         Geisinger Epic ID: 14373

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Whole blood
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
Lavender-top (K2 EDTA) microcollection tube
Specimen required:
Microcollection tube of whole blood. Minimum 0.2 mL.
Special notes:
Use for capillary collection (fingerstick or heel stick only). Do not collect specimen in plasma separator tube (PST).

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
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.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Less than 16 years old: 0 – 4.9 mcg/dL
16 years old and above: 0 – 9.9 mcg/dL
Critical values/courtesy alerts:
> or = 70 mcg/dL
CPT code(s):
83655
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:
Lead.
Methodology:
Graphite Furnace Atomic Absoprtion (GFAA)
Synonyms:
Lead, Fingerstick or Heel Stick, Pb
Lead, Micro
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
Sheng-Ying (Margaret) Lo, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 10/31/2018

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Toxicology
Technical Lead: Michael Sneidman
Frequency: Tuesday-Saturday, 1st shift.
Performed stat? No
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