What is a blood test for lead?

A blood test is used to determine if there are high levels of lead in the body. Children less than six years old should be tested for lead. Remember, the only way to know if your child has lead poisoning is to have their blood tested. The state requires all children in high risk areas of the state to be tested annually for lead. Children in non-high risk areas of the state shall be assessed by the patient lead questionnaire and blood lead tested accordingly.

To have you child tested, contact your doctor or county health department.

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