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Are parents having their children tested for lead poisoning?

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Dr. Subir Mitra
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Well visit

This should be done routinely at their 12m and/or 2 yo visit.

In brief: Well visit

This should be done routinely at their 12m and/or 2 yo visit.
Dr. Subir Mitra
Dr. Subir Mitra
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Routine testing

Children are routinely tested for lead levels by their pediatrician.
If there is a concern about exposure, as when an old house is being rehabbed, while the family is living there, a simple request to the pediatrician is all that is necessary to have a lead level done.

In brief: Routine testing

Children are routinely tested for lead levels by their pediatrician.
If there is a concern about exposure, as when an old house is being rehabbed, while the family is living there, a simple request to the pediatrician is all that is necessary to have a lead level done.
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Well, there is recommended lead screening that is being done.
While some state may mandate universal childhood screening, other recommend that certain high risk groups be tested, such as children who are medicaid recipients, children with anemia, those who are mentally and physically behind their age matched peers, or children having symptoms suggestive of lead poisoning.

In brief: Yes

Well, there is recommended lead screening that is being done.
While some state may mandate universal childhood screening, other recommend that certain high risk groups be tested, such as children who are medicaid recipients, children with anemia, those who are mentally and physically behind their age matched peers, or children having symptoms suggestive of lead poisoning.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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