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Test Code PBZPM Lead Profile Occupational Exposure, Blood

Additional Codes



Useful For

Detecting lead toxicity

Profile Information

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
PBB Lead, B Yes, (order PBDV) Yes
ZPPB Zinc Protoporphyrin, B Yes, (order NEZPP) Yes
DEMO5 Patient Demographics No Yes

Method Name

PBB: Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

ZPPB: Hematofluorometry

Reporting Name

Lead Profile Occ Exposure, B

Specimen Type

Whole blood

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation: High concentrations of gadolinium and iodine are known to interfere with most metals tests. If either gadolinium- or iodine-containing contrast media has been administered, a specimen should not be collected for 96 hours.


-Metal Free B-D Tube (EDTA), 6 mL (T183)

-Metal Free (Lead only) EDTA Tube, 3 mL (T615)

-Microtainer (EDTA) Tube, 0.5 mL (T174)

-If ordering the EDTA trace element Vacutainer tube from BD, order catalog #368381


Preferred: Royal blue-top BD Vacutainer Plus with EDTA blood collection tube

Acceptable: Tan-top (lead only) BD Vacutainer Plus with EDTA blood collection tube or BD Microtainer with EDTA or royal blue-top Monoject trace element blood collection tube

Specimen Volume: 2 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. See Trace Metals Analysis Specimen Collection and Transport in Special Instructions for complete instructions.

2. Send specimen in original tube.

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Whole blood Refrigerated 28 days

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia Reject
Clotted blood Reject

Reference Values


All ages: 0.0-4.9 mcg/dL

Critical values

Pediatrics (≤15 years): ≥20.0 mcg/dL

Adults (≥16 years): ≥70.0 mcg/dL



<100 mcg/dL

All measurements assume hematocrit of 42% and are made in mcg/dL per OSHA requirements.

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

Report Available

1 to 3 days

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information


84202-Protoporphyrin, RBC; Quantitative

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
PBZP Lead Profile Occ Exposure, B In Process


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
42389 Zinc Protoporphyrin, B 33007-6
VECP Venous/Capillary 31208-2
8602 Lead, B 77307-7
PTADD Patient Street Address 56799-0
PTCIT Patient City 68997-6
PTSTA Patient State 46499-0
PTZIP Patient Zip Code 45401-7
PTCNT Patient County 87721-7
PTPHO Patient Home Phone 42077-8
PTRAC Patient Race 32624-9
PTETH Patient Ethnicity 69490-1
PTOCC Patient Occupation 11341-5
PTEMP Patient Employer 80427-8
GDFN Guardian First Name 79183-0
GDLN Guardian Last Name 79184-8
MDORD Health Care Provider Name 52526-1
MDADD Health Care Provider Street Address 74221-3
MDCIT Health Care Provider City 52531-1
MDSTA Health Care Provider State 52532-9
MDZIP Health Care Provider Zip Code 87720-9
MDPHO Health Care Provider Phone 68340-9
LABPH Submitting Laboratory Phone 65651-2

Test Classification

See Individual Test IDs

Secondary ID



Lead and Heavy Metals Reporting (T491) in Special Instructions