What type of sample, venous or capillary, is necessary to confirm an elevated blood lead level?

If the first sample is a venous and the lead concentration measures greater than or equal to 5 micrograms per deciliter of blood, there is no need to re-test the blood. This indicates a confirmed elevated blood lead level. If the first sample is a capillary, and it is greater than or equal to 5 micrograms/ deciliter, it needs to be confirmed by following up with a venous sample or a second capillary sample collected between 1 day and less than 12 weeks after the first test.

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1. How should the skin be cleaned prior to collecting capillary blood lead samples?
2. What type of sample, venous or capillary, is necessary to confirm an elevated blood lead level?
3. Which children in colorado should be tested for lead?
4. How do I report an elevated blood lead level (EBLL) to Tri-County Health Department?
5. How frequently should children with EBLLs be tested?
6. Does Tri-County have a standard Lead Exposure Risk Assessment Questionnaire to use to evaluate if a child is at risk of having an elevated blood lead level?
7. What services does Tri-County provide for children with EBLLs?