At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
To screen for excessive exposure to lead
When to Get Tested?
As indicated by a child lead screening program or physician preference, such as at 1 and 2 years of age; children considered to be at risk may need additional testing from 18 months to 6 years of age; when your occupation or hobby may expose you or your family to lead; when you have symptoms suggesting lead poisoning
A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm or by fingerstick or heelstick (for infants)
Test Preparation Needed?