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To assess for lead toxicity and monitor exposure to lead to assist in diagnosing lead poisoning.
Whole blood collected in a special lead-free royal blue– or tan-top tube. Plasma collected in a lavender-top (EDTA) tube is also acceptable.
(Method: Atomic absorption spectrophotometry)
|Conventional Units||SI Units (Conventional Units × 0.0483)|
|Children and adults (WHO, CDC; environmental exposure)||Less than 10 mcg/dL||Less than 0.48 micromol/L|
|OSHA (occupational exposure standard)||Less than 40 mcg/dL||Less than 1.93 micromol/L|
|OSHA = Occupational Safety and Health Administration; WHO = World Health Organization; CDC = Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.|
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Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Lead." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425132/all/Lead.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Lead. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425132/all/Lead. Accessed April 24, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Lead. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425132/all/Lead
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Lead [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 April 24]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425132/all/Lead.
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