Lead Standard Profile, Whole Blood

CPT: 83655; 84202
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Test Details


  • Lead and Protoporphyrin (FEP/ZPP)

Test Includes

Lead, blood; protoporphyrin, free erythrocyte; zinc protoporphyrin


Monitor exposure to lead


Lead by atomic absorption spectrometry (AAS); ZPP by fluorometry

Reference Interval

See individual tests.

Additional Information

See individual tests.

Specimen Requirements


Whole blood


7 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL


Royal blue-top (EDTA) tube or tan-top lead-free tube; submit original tube.


Mix tube thoroughly to avoid clotting. Hemolysis will not affect the tests. Recollect if clots are present.

Storage Instructions

Maintain specimen at room temperature.

Stability Requirements



Room temperature

14 days


14 days


14 days

Freeze/thaw cycles

Stable x2

Causes for Rejection

Clotted specimen


Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
038158 Lead Standard Profile, Blood 007027 Lead, Blood (Adult) ug/dL 77307-7
038158 Lead Standard Profile, Blood 012088 Protoporphyrin (FEP) ug/dL 2892-8
038158 Lead Standard Profile, Blood 012078 Zinc Protoporphyrin ug/dL 2895-1

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