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Can lead poisoning show on a blood test?

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Dr. Peter Sadow
Pathology 19 years experience
Yes: Toxins in the blood stream can be largely tested for.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Yes: It can show directly or indirectly on more than one type of test. Lead can interfere with blood formation and trigger anemia. It can also be measured specifically in blood or serum. If present for an extended period in growing kids it can show up as lead lines in the bones.
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