Lead is a dangerous metal, which when exposed to, can cause poisoning. It is essential to get tested if you have been exposed to any lead.
A blood sample is taken from a vein in your arm or by a finger stick or a heel stick (for infants)
No precaution in terms of fasting or other preparation is required.
Blood lead level of 5 µg/dL or 0.24 µmol/L. If greater, it requires further testing and monitoring. The source of lead must be found and removed. A lead level greater than 45 µg/dL or 2.17 µmol/L in a child’s blood most often indicates the need for treatment.