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Lead Blood

Alternative Names:Blood Lead
Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:WBLEAD
Specimen Types:Blood
Container Types:
Metal-Free EDTA
Adults Volume or Mass:5 mL
Transport Instructions between Sites and/or Laboratories:RoomTemp within Alfred/Esky from External sites
Assay Frequency:Weekly
Additional Notes:

 

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