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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)

  • Managing Elevated Blood Lead Levels Among Young Children (March 2002) - External Link

American Academy of Pediatrics

  • Prevention of Childhood Lead Toxicity (July 2016) - External Link