Blood Lead Level Screenings

Blood Lead Level Screenings are available by appointment at the Lawrence County Health Department for children 6 months to 6 years of age.

Charge: Charges will be filed for individuals with Medicaid. Otherwise there will be a $20.00 fee.

Lead poisoning is one of the most common and preventable environmental health problems today. An estimated one million children have elevated blood lead levels of at least 10 micrograms per deciliter (10 µg/dl) in the U.S. According to 2003 Missouri blood lead testing data, three thousand children under the age of six, were identified with elevated blood lead levels in the state.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about lead poisoning.