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Test Code SQ PBDVM, EPIC LAB5896 Lead, Venous, with Demographics, Blood

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation: High concentrations of gadolinium and iodine are known to interfere with most metals tests. If either gadolinium- or iodine-containing contrast media has been administered, a specimen should not be collected for 96 hours.


Metal Free B-D Tube (EDTA), 6 mL (T183)

Metal Free (Lead only) EDTA Tube, 3mL (T615)

If ordering the trace element blood collection tube from BD, order catalog #368381


Preferred: Royal blue-top BD Vacutainer Plus with EDTA blood collection tube (T183)

Acceptable: Tan-top (lead only) BD Vacutainer Plus with EDTA blood collection tube (T615)

Specimen Volume: 2 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. See Trace Metals Analysis Specimen Collection and Transport in Special Instructions for complete instructions.

2. Send specimen in original tube.


1. Lead/Heavy Metals Reporting Form (T491) in Special Instructions

2. If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a General Request Form (T239) with the specimen (

Useful For

Detecting lead toxicity

Profile Information

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
PBBV Lead, Venous, B No Yes
DEMO8 Patient Demographics No Yes

Method Name

Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

Reporting Name

Lead, Venous, w/Demographics, B

Specimen Type

Whole blood

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.1 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Whole blood Refrigerated (preferred) 28 days
  Ambient  28 days
  Frozen  28 days

Reject Due To


Mild OK; Gross OK


Mild OK; Gross OK


Mild OK; Gross reject



Reference Values

All Ages: 0.0-4.9 mcg/dL

Critical values

Pediatrics (≤15 years): ≥20.0 mcg/dL

Adults (≥16 years): ≥70.0 mcg/dL

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; 5 p.m., Saturday; 2 p.m.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

See Individual Test IDs

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
PBDV Lead, Venous, w/Demographics, B 77307-7


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
65640 Lead, Venous, B 77307-7
VECP8 Venous/Capillary 31208-2
PTAD8 Patient Street Address 56799-0
PTCI8 Patient City 68997-6
PTST8 Patient State 46499-0
PTZI8 Patient Zip Code 45401-7
PTCN8 Patient County 87721-7
PTPH8 Patient Home Phone 42077-8
PTRA8 Patient Race 32624-9
PTET8 Patient Ethnicity 69490-1
PTOC8 Patient Occupation 11341-5
PTEM8 Patient Employer 80427-8
GDFN8 Guardian First Name 79183-0
GDLN8 Guardian Last Name 79184-8
MDOR8 Health Care Provider Name 52526-1
MDAD8 Health Care Provider Street Address 74221-3
MDCI8 Health Care Provider City 52531-1
MDST8 Health Care Provider State 52532-9
MDZI8 Health Care Provider Zip Code 87720-9
MDPH8 Health Care Provider Phone 68340-9
LABP8 Submitting Laboratory Phone 65651-2