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Childhood Lead Poisoning Information For Healthcare Providers

Image of a gloved healthcare provider holding a vial used for a blood lead test

Ohio law requires all healthcare providers to administer blood lead tests to children at age 1 and 2, or up to age 6 if no previous test has been completed based on the following criteria: the child is on Medicaid, lives in a high-risk ZIP code, or has certain other risk factors. Read more about the recommendations for screening and medical management of children below.

Ohio Department of Health (ODH)

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

American Academy of Pediatrics