Lead

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Test/Range/Collection

Lead, whole blood (Pb)

Child (<6 yr): <10 mcg/dL

Child (> 6 yr): <25 mcg/dL

[Child (<6 yr): <0.48 mcmol/L Child (> 6 yr): <1.21 mcmol/L]

Adult: <40 mcg/dL

[Adult: <1.93 mcmol/L]

Industrial workers' limit: <50 mcg/dL

[Industrial workers' limit: <2.42 mcmol/L]

Navy

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Use trace metal-free navy blue top tube with heparin.

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