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Lead Blood Test

Lead is a toxic metal that is naturally occurring in the earth’s crust. Lead and lead compounds have been used in manufacturing compounds such as paint, fuel, batteries and cosmetics. Some of the most common sources of lead exposure in the United States come from Lead-based paints found in older homes, drinking water and pottery or crystals used for eating.

Occupational exposure to lead in the workplace can also occur. Here are some top work activities that may put you at risk for exposure: Welding (old painted metal), Battery manufacturing and recycling, Lead Soldering, Indoor Firing ranges, Bridge, tunnel or highway construction, Home renovation.

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Lead can affect your body neurologically, as well as affecting major organs such as your stomach, liver, kidneys, muscles and the reproductive system. Here are some symptoms of lead exposure: Fatigue, Irritability, Hearing loss, Seizures, Nausea, Anemia, Indigestion, Reduced sperm count, Miscarriage, Chronic exposure to lead can cause cerebral edema, coma and convulsions.

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Am I required to fast?

No, fasting is not required. There are no dietary or medicinal restrictions to take this test.

Is a doctor's order required?

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When will I get my test results?

Test results are generally available within five (5) business days after your specimen is collected.

Do I need to make an appointment?

No. You can walk in for same day testing. We make it easy for you by offering work-friendly hours.

If I have questions about my tests results who should I contact?

We recommend you share your results with your physician.