As of July 19, 2022, in alignment with recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the reference range for blood lead testing has been updated from 5 mcg/dL to 3.5 mcg/dL.
In addition, at this time the low end of reporting for Lead Screen Filter Paper [LAB2111119] has increased from 1 mcg/dL to 2 mcg/dL.
Please note that any elevated capillary blood specimens should be confirmed with a venous specimen because of possible contamination.
For guidance on recommend actions based on blood lead levels see the follow resources:
• Poison Control Center (1-800-222-1222)