Why It Is Done
A lead blood test is done to:
- Diagnose lead poisoning.
- See how well treatment for lead poisoning is working.
- Look for lead poisoning in people who work with lead or lead products or live in places where the chance of poisoning is high, such as in a large city.
- Check the amount of lead in people who live with or play with children who have lead poisoning.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference July 26, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Reference R. Steven Tharratt, MD, MPVM, FACP, FCCP - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Medical Toxicology