Lead, Capillary : 39027

This test code is for Capillary collections only.   For venous tube collections refer to test code LEADQ.

Test Code
LEADCQ : 39027

CPT Codes

EDTA (lavender-top) capillary tube.

Collection material such as alcohol swabs should be lead-free. Use powderless gloves. For capillary collection, wash hands thoroughly with soap and dry with clean, low-lint towel. Once washed, fingers must not come into contact with any surface. Clean skin (finger or other area for venipuncture) with lead-free alcohol swab prior to puncture. Avoid worksite collection.

Transport Container
Submit 0.5 mL capillary blood in an EDTA (lavender-top) capillary tube (Min: 0.2 mL capillary).

Transport Temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 5 days; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 60 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Clotted specimen.

Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS) or Atomic Spectroscopy (AS)

Setup Schedule
Monday - Saturday

Report Available
48 hours  (From receipt at performing laboratory)

Reference Range
Birth-6 Years  <3.5 mcg/dL
>6 Years  <3.5 mcg/dL

Blood lead levels in the range of 3.5-9 mcg/dL have been associated with adverse health effects in children aged 6 years and younger.

Clinical Significance
Blood lead level analysis is performed to evaluate the body burden of lead.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.