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​Lead, Urine


​Ordering Recommendation

  • Random or 24 hour urine collection are acceptable
  • Avoid mineral supplements for 5 days prior to collection

Specimen Requirements​ ​

  • ​Urine
​Collection Procedure
  • ​Refer to 24 hour urine collection procedure
  • Keep specimen cool during collection and after aliquotting
  • If submitting aliquot of 24 hour urine, provide volume and dates and times of collection
​Required Volume
  • ​Optimal Volume: 15 mL
  • ​Keep specimen cool
Grounds for Rejection​

Testing Information​ ​

  • ​Shipped daily Monday to Friday
Testing Site​
  • ​Referred out by St. Paul’s Hospital Laboratory
Results Reporting​
  • Two week turn around time by testing laboratory
​Reflex Testing
  • ​The following are performed simultaneously on all specimens: Aluminum, Antimony, Arsenic (total), Barium, Beryllium, Bismuth, Cadmium, Lead, Mercury, Nickel, Silver, Thallium and Uranium
SHR LIS Test Code​
  • ​LEAUD for 24 hour urine collection
  • MISTC for random collection (For Laboratory Use Only)


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Laboratory Controlled Document LSM-691 v3

Last Modified: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 |
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