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Child Lead

Result type: Quantitative

A blood test can determine if a child has been exposed to lead. Lead poisoning in children can cause anemia, learning difficulties, and other medical problems. At very high levels, lead poisoning can be fatal.

Lead exposure can occur when lead particles, in dust or fumes, are inhaled or when food or water containing lead is consumed. Lead enters the body through the lungs, digestive system, or cuts in the skin and is released into the bloodstream. Lead can affect all organs and functions of the body.

Result ranges

This Lead Level test result has been returned as NORMAL. This means that the total detected lead level has been returned within normal range.This Lead Level test result has been returned as HIGH. The nursing support team calls you to discuss this test result and the next steps to take.