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Test Compendium

2543: LEAD, BLOOD (Adult Industrial Exposure)

Test Code

  • 2543

Test Synonym

  • Royal Blue Top w/EDTA or TAN - Adult Industrial Exposure Lead


  • 7 mL

Minimum Volume

  • 0.5 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Whole Blood


  • Royal Blue Top- EDTA Additive, Tan Top Tube


  • Ambient

Turn Around Time

  • 4 days

CPT Codes

  • 83655
    *The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the responsibility of the billing entity. Please direct any questions regarding the CPT coding to the payer being billed.

Special Instructions


Additional Information

  • Sampling time is not critical for industrial exposure monitoring. Metals with timing not critical have very long elimination half-lives and accumulate in the body over years, some for a lifetime. After a couple of weeks of exposure, specimens can be collected at any time.

Specimen Stability

  • AMBIENT: 14 days REFRIGERATED: 14 days FROZEN: 14 days