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Test ID: PBHA    
Lead, Hair

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Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Hair

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Container/Tube: Hair and Nails Collection Kit (Supply T565)

Specimen Volume: 0.500 g

Collection Instructions:

1. Prepare and transport specimen per the instructions in the kit or see Hair and Nails Instruction Sheet for Metals Testing in Special Instructions.

2. At least 0.500 g of hair. Typically, this is a sample of hair comprised of strands 1 cm long and enough strands to be 0.5 cm in diameter when gathered together.

Additional Information: If known, indicate source of hair (axillary, head, or pubic).

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.

0.1 g

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
HairAmbient (preferred)
 Frozen 
 Refrigerated