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The Lead Mobilization Test in Assessing Patients for Lead Poisoning

Specialty:

Toxicology
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care
Pedatrics

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

The calcium disodium EDTA mobilization test determines whether a child with an elevated lead level will respond to chelation therapy with a brisk diuresis of lead. An 8 hour or 24 hour test can be performed, with the former being preferred since it is simpler and can be done as an outpatient.

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