At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
To screen for and monitor chronic exposure to lead in adults; to detect iron deficiency in children
When to Get Tested?
When you have been chronically exposed to lead, as part of a program to monitor lead exposure, and/or when your healthcare provider suspects lead poisoning; as part of a screening program for iron deficiency in children and adolescents
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm or from a fingerstick
Test Preparation Needed?