Lead Poisoning Urine Test
Test Code: 007633
Specimen Type: Urine
Lead Poisoning Urine Test (Labcorp)
This test measures Lead levels in a urine sample. Urine Lead Testing can be done on either a single random sample or a 24-hour sample. Lead exposure can occur in industrial settings or through products containing lead such as paint, ceramics, or plastics. Other common sources of lead exposure include lead paint in homes, inhalation of car exhaust and exposure at firing ranges. Common symptoms of lead poisoning include nausea, unexplained weight loss, fatigue, anemia, headache, stomach pain, and nerve damage.
Urine lead testing can help to determine the amount of lead exposure a person has had. It may also be done before and after treatment for lead poisoning to see how much lead a person is excreting from their body. Lead blood testing is still considered the preferred method of screening for lead exposure. Urine lead testing is typically used as a follow-up to blood testing or to monitor response to treatment. Customers interested in urine testing for other materials as well as lead may order a Heavy Metals Profile I or Heavy Metals Panel II.
Turnaround for this Lead Poisoning Urine test is typically 3-5 business days.
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Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.
Sampling time is not critical for industrial exposure monitoring. Metals with timing “not critical” have very long elimination half-lives and accumulate in the body over years, some for a lifetime. After a couple of weeks of exposure, specimens can be collected at any time.
Please indicate when placing your order if you would like a 24-hour urine collection.
For 24-hour urine specimen: Obtain a specimen container and instructions from the draw site. Void at 8 AM and discard the specimen. Then collect all urine including the final void at the end of the 24-hour collection period (ie, 8 AM the next morning) in the specimen container. Screw the lid on securely and return the container promptly to the draw site.
If this test is being ordered along with any other blood and/or urine medical testing, it is recommended you have the specimen(s) for your other tests collected at the same time you bring the 24-hour urine specimen to the draw site.