Pediatrics – What We Do For You

Accuracy, simplicity, and economy…since 1993 Tamarac® Medical has sought to advance quantitative blood lead testing technology with these goals as its target. Our primary objective has been to improve  blood lead testing accuracy, reliability, and convenience through the promotion of:

We believe that the documented accuracy of our analysis as well as the quality of our service are second to none – good reasons why a wide variety of health care providers and agencies view Tamarac® Medical as a trusted partner in blood lead testing analysis.

Tamarac® Medical performs all three blood lead testing methodologies accepted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – dried blood collected on filter paper, whole capillary blood and whole venous blood. We hold all required certificates and licenses, and we successfully participate in required proficiency testing programs.

The filter paper methodology is of particular interest for pediatric quantitative blood lead analysis. This methodology utilizes micro-samples of blood and involves a minimally invasive finger stick. Additional characteristics of the Tamarac® Test are below:

Employers – What We Do For You

Tamarac® Medical understands you have your core business to run. Monitoring your employees blood lead, per the OSHA Lead Standard, is important to you. You need a competent laboratory partner that can ease much of the administration that comes with this responsibility. Blood lead testing is our business. So, as a Tamarac® Medical client, you have our focused attention. Every laboratory activity, and every customer service is targeted towards providing accurate, timely, and reliable services, and time-saving, budget-friendly, burden-lifting solutions. Tamarac® Medical clients receive:

If you are ready to partner with a team that will take on for you these responsibilities, we stand at-the-ready to be that partner. Contact us today to see how we will help.

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The correlation between paired, simultaneously drawn extraction method filter paper and venous samples is >.970. Additionally, undetected-elevated and, falsely-elevated rates may be considered clinically insignificant…

Standard and waterless protocols are available. Pre-analytic contamination of the specimen by residual skin-surface lead is the most frequent cause of falsely-elevated (false positive) results. D-Lead® Soap, D-Lead® Dry or …

When The Tamarac® Test is used in conjunction with the HemoCue® instrument, or other single-drop hemoglobin instrument, the first two drops from the stick site are used for the lead test, and the third drop is used for hemoglobin …

Filter paper blood lead testing is accepted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Tamarac Medical is also CLIA licensed, OSHA listed, and participates successfully in required proficiency testing programs.

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The Tamarac® Test requires only two drops of capillary, most commonly, finger-stick blood. It is important that the patient blood fall from the finger onto the filter paper card. This practice provides…

Once a blood sample has dried on the filter paper, it is stable for at least 6 months. Samples require no special handling or refrigeration, and can be sent to the laboratory by mail or any other carrier…

Tamarac Medical bills Medicaid and most Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) directly and accepts the allowable amount. We can submit billing claims to all insurance companies…

Both varieties of the Tamarac® test kit contain all supplies necessary to cleanse and prepare the patient stick-site, perform the blood draw, obtain and package the patient specimen…

Contact Us

Tamarac Medical
3959 E. Arapahoe Rd. Suite 100
Centennial, CO 80122

1 (800) 842.7069 (toll free)
1 (303) 794.1083 (direct)
1 (303) 794.1093 (fax)

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