Screening versus Testing, an AAP clarification


Screening: Lead Hazard Questionnaire
Testing: Capillary or Venous Blood Lead Sample
Who to TEST at 12 and 24 months:
  • Asymptomatic children according to federal, local and state requirements.
  • Immigrant, refugee and internationally adopted children when they arrive in the U.S.
  • Children living in communities where more than 25% of housing was built before 1960.
  • Children living in areas where the prevalence of BLLs ≥ 5 µg/dL is more than 5%. 
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