Urine lead reflects exposure to organic lead compounds and is also used to monitor lead excretion in patients receiving chelation therapy for lead poisoning.
|Availability||Weekdays only. Urgent analysis is possible please contact Laboratory or Duty Biochemist.|
|Additional Information||Advice regarding the management of lead poisoning can be found on the National Poisons Information Service (NPIS) website (www.toxbase.org). Monitoring of occupational exposure to lead should be done in accordance with the legislation that can be found on the Health and Safety Executive website.|
|Turn Around||7 days|
|Send to||Specialist Laboratory Medicine,
St James's University Hospital,
|Collection Con||Urine should not be collected in a contaminated work environment|
|Sample REQ||Store at 4C prior to sending.|