Lead, Blood (Adult)


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Quest Diagnostics Test Code: 599

Lead is a soft metal element that occurs naturally in the environment in rocks, soil and coal. Even in small amounts, lead is potentially dangerous to the body, causing damage to the brain, organs and nervous system. In the past, many paints, pipes and other household products contained lead, which has since been limited by law. Even so, there is still the possibility of exposure to lead. This test measures the amount of lead in the blood plasma in order to diagnose suspected lead toxicity.

This test is performed in following conditions such as:

• Weakness
• Anemia
• Nausea
• Weight loss
• Fatigue
• Headaches
• Stomach pain
• Kidney, nervous system, and reproductive dysfunction

Also Known As: Pb Blood


Specimen Collected
  • Blood
Estimated Time Taken

Turnaround time for this test is typically 1-3 business days.