Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Lead

Reference Range

Lead is a heavy metal that is mostly found as a compound in the Earth’s crust. The largest use of lead in the present day and age is in batteries of cars.

The reference ranges for lead are as follows:

Normal levels in children: < 10 μg/dL (If screening test at 6 months shows more than 2 μg/dL, repeat testing is warranted in 1 year and exposure prevention strategies should be initiated.)

Normal levels in adult: < 25 μg/dL

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