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Test ID PBHA Lead, Hair

Useful For

Detecting lead exposure in hair specimens

Method Name

Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

Reporting Name

Lead, Hair

Specimen Type

Hair


Specimen Required


Supplies: Hair and Nails Collection Kit (T565)

Specimen Volume: 0.2 g

Collection Instructions: Prepare and transport specimen per the instructions in the kit or see Collecting Hair and Nails for Metals Testing in Special Instructions.

Additional Information: If known, indicate source of hair (axillary, head, or pubic).


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.05 g

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Hair Ambient (preferred)
  Frozen 
  Refrigerated 

Reference Values

0.0-3.9 mcg/g of hair

Reference values apply to all ages.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Tuesday; 3 p.m.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

83655

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
PBHA Lead, Hair 5673-9

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
31898 Lead, Hair 5673-9
PBHSC Specimen Source 31208-2

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

NY State Approved

No