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Test Code PBPRO Lead Protoporphyrin Profile

Additional Codes

Synonyms: Lead and Protoporphyrin (ZPP)

Test includes: Lead,blood:zinc protoporphyrin

Collection Container

Tan-top lead free

Specimen Required

Whole Blood

Other Acceptable Specimen Types

Trace Metal tube with EDTA

Special Handling Instructions

Submit original metal free tube, does not have to be protected from light

Specimen Volume

7 mL

Minimum Specimen Volume

0.5 mL

Transport Temperature

Room temperature

Specimen Stability

Room temperature: 5 days, Refrigerated: 7 days

Reasons for Rejection

Specimen clotted;frozen specimen:hemolyzed specimen:icteric specimen


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

CPT Code

83655 84202



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