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Blood Lead Testing of Children

Children are at risk for lead poisoning when they are exposed to lead hazards. Find out what the risks of exposure are in Wisconsin and at what ages children should be tested.

Blood Lead Testing Reports. Medicaid health care providers receive an annual report of their blood lead testing practices of children under the age 6 who are enrolled in Medicaid.

Additional Resources - Coping With Your Child's Diagnosis (Exit DHS; PDF, 590 KB)

Screening and Diagnosis of Childhood Lead Poisoning. (PDF, 576 KB) Description of the elements of an effective blood lead screening program.

Wisconsin Blood Lead Screening Recommendations. (PDF, 77 KB) One-page summary of recommendations for assessing a child's risk for lead poisoning.

Wisconsin Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program Clinic Locations. WIC clinics may offer blood lead tests to enrolled clients.

Wisconsin Local Public Health Departments. Local public health departments can assist in identifying places to obtain a blood lead test and provide follow-up services to lead poisoned children.

Screening for Elevated Blood Lead Levels. (Exit DHS; PDF, 130 KB) Recommendations for pediatricians for providing anticipatory guidance to parents in an effort to prevent lead exposure (primary prevention), and to increase their efforts to screen children at risk for lead exposure and to identify children with elevated blood lead levels (secondary prevention).

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Last Revised: December 19, 2013