Blood Lead

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there are approximately 500,000 children ages 1-5 years in the United States with elevated blood lead levels.

Lead exposure can affect nearly every system in the body and often occurs without obvious symptoms.

All Medicaid covered children must be tested for lead at 1 and 2 years of age.  If testing is not done at these ages, a child must be tested between 3 and 6 years of age.

For more information, click on the links below:

Blood Lead Level Quick Reference

Children’s Lead-Testing Status
Michigan Care Improvement Registry

Sample Standing Order for Routine Testing

Page Last Updated: 04/26/2017