Providers, Labs and Schools
The following section was developed for Providers, Laboratories, and Schools to provide information and resources to increase knowledge and awareness of childhood lead poisoning in Iowa. Our aim is to also help you understand the important role you play in helping to prevent and treat childhood lead exposures. Through these pages you should be able to understand lead poisoning, how to identify risk in a patient population, how to help parents prevent lead exposure, know when and why children should be tested for lead, what services should be provided at each level, how to report test results, and provide recommendations to parents.
The following links will provide additional information on the following topics:
For more information on lead poisoning, contact the Iowa Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program at 800-972-2026 or online at Contact Us.
Lead Testing Recall - NEW
The CDC released a Health Alert on July 6, 2021 regarding the recall of some Magellan test kits used for Point of Care blood lead testing. The CDC alert can be found at https://emergency.cdc.gov/han/2021/han00445.asp.
The Iowa Department of Public Health Lead Poisoning Prevention Program is available to answer questions. Please use the above "Contact Us" link or call us at 800-972-2026 during regular business hours.