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LP14259-3   Lead
Lead is toxic to many organs and tissues including the heart, bones, intestines, kidneys, and reproductive and nervous systems. It interferes with the development of the nervous system and is particularly toxic to children, causing potentially permanent learning and behavior disorders. Symptoms include abdominal pain, confusion, headache, anemia, irritability, and in severe cases seizures, coma, and death. Routes of exposure include contaminated air, water, soil, food, and consumer products. Occupational exposure is a common cause of lead poisoning in adults. The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) estimates that more than 3 million workers in the United States are potentially exposed to lead in the workplace. One of the largest threats to children is lead paint that exists in many older homes. Blood lead levels screen for lead poisoning and monitor treatment as well. The Centers for Disease Control (US) has set the standard elevated blood lead level for adults to be 10 µg/dl of the whole blood. For children the number is set much lower at 5 µg/dl of blood as of 2012 down from a previous 10 µg/dl. The major treatments are removal of the source of lead and chelation therapy. [Wikipedia: Lead_poisoning] Both capillary and venous blood specimens are used for lead testing and they have different reference ranges, so it is important to distinguish the specimen type for both clinical and public health reporting. Capillary samples are more likely to be contaminated by environmental residues present on the skin. Venous blood collected using evacuated tubes and needles certified as lead-free is preferred (NCCLS.2001), however obtaining venous samples from pediatric patients may be be difficult, capillary blood from a finger puncture may be used for screening purposes. If an elevated lead level is detected in capillary blood, a second test on a venous sample is necessary. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Lead poisoning

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Additional Names

Short Name
Lead BldC-mCnc
Display Name
Lead (BldC) [Mass/Vol]
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Lead, Blood

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80399-9 Occupational exposure information panel

LOINC Name R/O/C Cardinality Example UCUM Units
80399-9 Occupational exposure information panel
Indent67098-4 Reason for test
Indent53903-1 Collection method - Specimen
Indent31208-2 Specimen source identified
Indent79191-3 Patient demographics panel
IndentIndent45392-8 Patient First (Given) name
IndentIndent45394-4 Patient Last (Family) name
IndentIndent56799-0 Address
IndentIndent68997-6 City
IndentIndent46499-0 State of residence
IndentIndent45401-7 Postal code [Location]
IndentIndent87721-7 County of residence [Location]
IndentIndent66477-1 Country of current residence
IndentIndent79183-0 First name of Guardian or legally authorized representative
IndentIndent79184-8 Last name of Guardian or legally authorized representative
IndentIndent42077-8 Patient phone number
IndentIndent76458-9 Patient Email address
IndentIndent32624-9 Race
IndentIndent69490-1 Ethnicity OMB.1997
Indent80400-5 Testing facility panel
IndentIndent65652-0 Testing facility name
IndentIndent65833-6 Facility Address
IndentIndent65647-0 City
IndentIndent68488-6 State location of Facility
IndentIndent52831-5 Postal code [Location] Facility
IndentIndent65649-6 Country
IndentIndent65651-2 Phone number
IndentIndent65650-4 E-mail
Indent80401-3 Employment information panel
IndentIndent74288-2 The occupational industry associated with the patient's work environment.
IndentIndent74159-5 Work schedule NIOSH
IndentIndent63746-2 Job duration d;wk;mo;a
IndentIndent80427-8 Employer name [Identifier]
IndentIndent80429-4 Employer address
IndentIndent80431-0 Employer city
IndentIndent80433-6 Employer state
IndentIndent80435-1 Employer postal code [Location]
IndentIndent80437-7 Employer country [Location]
IndentIndent21844-6 Usual industry
IndentIndent21843-8 Usual occupation
IndentIndent74162-9 Usual industry duration a
IndentIndent74163-7 Usual occupation duration a
IndentIndent80428-6 Past employer name [Identifier]
IndentIndent80430-2 Past employer address
IndentIndent80432-8 Past employer city
IndentIndent80434-4 Past employer state
IndentIndent80436-9 Past employer postal code [Location]
IndentIndent80438-5 Past employer country [Location]

Associated Observations

79191-3 Patient demographics panel

LOINC Name R/O/C Cardinality Example UCUM Units
79191-3 Patient demographics panel
Indent45392-8 Patient First (Given) name
Indent45394-4 Patient Last (Family) name
Indent56799-0 Address
Indent68997-6 City
Indent46499-0 State of residence
Indent45401-7 Postal code [Location]
Indent87721-7 County of residence [Location]
Indent66477-1 Country of current residence
Indent79183-0 First name of Guardian or legally authorized representative
Indent79184-8 Last name of Guardian or legally authorized representative
Indent42077-8 Patient phone number
Indent76458-9 Patient Email address
Indent32624-9 Race
Indent69490-1 Ethnicity OMB.1997

Basic Attributes

First Released
Version 1.0i
Last Updated
Version 2.73
Change Reason
Added Demographics Panel.
Order vs. Observation
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Member of these Panels

LOINC Long Common Name
54037-7 HEDIS 2009 panel
57820-3 HEDIS 2010 panel
60442-1 HEDIS 2011 panel
67767-4 HEDIS 2012 panel
72199-3 HEDIS 2013 panel
74234-6 HEDIS 2014 Value Sets
75868-0 HEDIS 2015 Value Sets
79544-3 HEDIS 2016 Value Sets
82955-6 HEDIS 2017 Value Sets
87625-0 HEDIS 2018 Value Sets
90766-7 HEDIS 2019 Value Sets
94137-7 HEDIS 2020 Value Sets
96068-2 HEDIS MY 2020 Value Sets

Member of these Groups Get Info

LOINC Group Group Name
LG140-0 Lead|MCnc|Pt|ANYBldSerPl

Language Variants Get Info

Tag Language Translation
el-GR Greek (Greece) Μόλυβδος:Συγκέντρωση μάζας:Χρονική στιγμή:Τριχοειδικό αίμα:Ποσοτική:
es-AR Spanish (Argentina) LEAD:concentración de masa:punto en el tiempo:capilar sanguíneo:cuantitativo:
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Plomo:Concentración de masa:Punto temporal:Sangre capilar:Qn:
Synonyms: Cuantitativo
es-MX Spanish (Mexico) Dirigir:Concentración de masa:Punto temporal:Capilar de sangre:Cuantitativo:
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Plii:MCnc:Pt:cB:Qn:
Synonyms: Juhuslik Kapillaarne veri Kvantitatiivne
fr-CA French (Canada) Plomb:Concentration de masse:Temps ponctuel:Sang capillaire:Quantitatif:
fr-FR French (France) Plomb:Masse/Volume:Ponctuel:Sang capillaire:Numérique:
fr-BE French (Belgium) Plomb:Concentration de masse:Temps ponctuel:Sang capillaire:Quantitatif:
it-IT Italian (Italy) Piombo:MCnc:Pt:Sangue capill:Qn:
Synonyms: Concentrazione di Massa Livelli farmacologici e tossicologia Punto nel tempo (episodio) Sangue capillare
ko-KR Korean (Korea, Republic Of) 납:질량농도:검사시점:모세혈:정량:
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) lood:massa/volume:moment:capillair bloed:kwantitatief:
pt-BR Portuguese (Brazil) Chumbo:MCnc:Pt:SgCap:Qn:
Synonyms: PB; Mass concentration; Level; Point in time; Random; Blood; Blood - capillary; Blood cap; Blood capillary; Bld cap; Bld capillary; cap blood; cap bld; Capillary bld; Capillary blood; Quantitative; QNT; Quant; Quan; Drugs; DRUG/TOXICOLOGY; DRUG/TOXICOLOGY
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Свинец:МассКонц:ТчкВрм:КрК:Колич:
Synonyms: Количественный Кровь капиллярная Массовая концентрация Точка во времени;Момент
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Kurşun:KütlKons:Zmlı:KanKpl:Kant:
uk-UA Ukrainian (Ukraine) Мідь:Масова Концентрація:МоментЧасу:Кров Капілярна:Кількісно:
Synonyms: Blood - capillary; Cap bld; Cap blood; Capillary bld; Capillary blood; Capillary Lead Screen; DRUG/TOXICOLOGY; Drugs; Finger stick; Lead Screen Filter Paper; Level; Mass concentration; Painter's colic; PB; Plumbism; Point in time; QNT; Quan; Quant; Quantitative; Random
zh-CN Chinese (China) 铅:质量浓度:时间点:毛细血管全血:定量型:
Synonyms: PB 可用数量表示的;定量性;数值型;数量型;连续数值型标尺 时刻;随机;随意;瞬间 毒品 毒品类 毛细血管血 水平;浓度;质量浓度(单位体积) 药品类 药物 药物/毒理学;药物/毒理学试验;药物毒理学试验;药物毒理学试验类 药物类

Example Units

Unit Source
ug/dL Example UCUM Units

LOINC Terminology Service (API) using HL7® FHIR® Get Info

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