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Classes of Lead Exposure

DCHD Lead Program Response based on CDC Guidelines

The following link includes CDC recommendations for various follow-up activities to be ordered by a physician. Please note that a physician may have reasons not to follow these recommendations. However, it is appropriate for you to remind the physician of these recommendations and ask why the additional testing and follow-up is not being done in your child’s case. 

Recommended Action Based on Blood Lead Level

Capillary Test: Blood drawn from a finger stick

Venous Test: Blood drawn from a vein in the arm

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