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Lead, Hair

Reporting Name

Lead, Hair

Useful For

Detecting lead exposure in hair specimens

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

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
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.

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.

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

Method Description

Arsenic, mercury, and lead in hair are analyzed by inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) in kinetic energy discrimination (KED) mode using gallium, iridium, and lutetium as internal standards, and a salt matrix calibration.(Unpublished Mayo method)

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Method Name

Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)