Lead Profile


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Quest Diagnostics Test Code: 22996

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 lead profile test measures lead and other things like zinc protoporphyrin in order to aid in the diagnosis of lead poisoning.

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: Lead and Protoporphyrin, FEP/ZPP, Lead and Zinc


This test has no fasting requirements.


Specimen Collected
  • Blood
Estimated Time Taken

The Lead Profile test typically sees results in 1-3 business days.