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WEBSITE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Doneen Hollingsworth, Secretary of Health

Medical Microbiology — Blood Lead

Screening for blood lead is performed on either venipuncture or capillary samples.

The American Association of Pediatrics recommends targeted screening of children at risk for lead exposure. A common source of exposure is paint dust. Less common exposures are water or contaminated soil. In addition, poorly maintained paint in pre-1950 housing and older homes undergoing renovation may pose hazards.

For More Information Contact Laboratory Director

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