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23 Jul

Lead Test

Brief summary:

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.

 

Test Process:

A blood sample is taken from a vein in your arm or by a finger stick or a heel stick (for infants)

 

Test Precaution:

No precaution in terms of fasting or other preparation is required.

 

Test Outcome:

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.

 

Sources:

https://labtestsonline.org/tests/lead

https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003360.htm

 

 

 

 

 

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