|Specimen type||:||Whole Blood|
|Volume required||:||4 ml|
|Reference range||:||<0.48 µmol/l|
|Guidelines for exposure - (pre-menopausal women & children are at greater risk)|
|0.48 - 1.4||indicates exposure|
|1.4 - 2.9||close monitoring|
|2.9 - 3.4||close monitoring and remove from exposure immediately|
|>3.4||immediately remove from source of lead exposure and may require chelation therapy|
Click here for HSE Control of lead at work guidelines.
Additional information on lead and its clinical use can be found here: lead.
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