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Flint reminds us that lead poisoning is still very real.

Take action before health and learning suffer.

Signs of childhood lead poisoning are not obvious and there's no safe level. The only way to know is through a blood test.

Get an answer right away.
Ask your doctor for a simple fingerstick test.

LeadCare II Benefits

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1 easy fingerstick.

It combines with other routine tests.

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Saves time.

No need for an extra trip to the lab or doctor’s office.

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Immediate results

In 3 minutes, you’ll have the information you need.

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Covered.

Most insurance plans cover testing.

Growing children don’t have time to wait.

Fast and easy. The simple fingerstick (just two drops of blood) for the LeadCare II System is easier than other tests, which require blood drawn from a vein. 

Results from the LeadCare II are available on-the-spot, with no extra trips to the lab or doctor’s office. If treatment is needed, your healthcare provider can guide you through the next steps while you are in the office.

Who is at risk for lead exposure? 2

  • Children living in or frequently visiting a home built before 1978.
  • Infants, children and pregnant women consuming water with lead levels in excess of 15 parts per billion.
  • Recent immigrants, refugees, or foreign adoptees.
  • Children and pregnant women who use traditional, folk, or ethnic remedies.
  • Children with a sibling or frequent playmate with elevated blood lead levels.
  • Families of adults who work with lead. Examples include: battery recycling or manufacture, electronics recycling, lead smelting, lead mining, auto repair, shipbuilding, construction, plumbing, and glass manufacture.3

A blood test is the only way to know if your child has been exposed to lead.

Ask your doctor about a simple fingerstick test. Visit our FAQs About Lead Poisoning to learn more.

  1. American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on Environmental Health. Lead Exposure in Children:  Prevention, Detection, and Management. Policy Statement. Pediatrics. 2005; 116: 1036-1046. Affirmed Jan. 2009.
  2. Wengrovitz AM, Brown, MJ. Recommendations for Blood Lead Screening of Medicaid-Eligible Children Aged 1-5 Years: an Updated Approach to Targeting a Group at High Risk.  Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. August, 7, 2009; 58(RR09). http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/rr/rr5809.pdf. Accessed Jan 2012.
  3. Lead Toxicity: Who is at Risk of Lead Exposure? CDC’s Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Case Studies in Environmental Medicine (CSEM). www.atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/lead/docs/lead.pdfAccessed Jan 2012,
Learn More

Where To Get Your Child Tested
Ask your healthcare provider about a fingerstick test in their office or a blood draw at a lab.

What does the result mean?
Consult your physician if you have questions about your child's blood lead result.

Lead in Drinking Water

Lead Poisoning Information for Parents
CDC's tips for preventing exposure.

Fighting Lead Poisoning with a Healthy Diet  
Tips to preventing lead poisoning by the EPA.

Pregnancy and Lead Exposure 
Who Should Be Tested, by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 

Lead Safe America Foundation
Assistance for families affected by lead poisoning. 


General Lead Awareness
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