Far simpler to administer than traditional blood-lead tests, the LeadCare II device requires only a finger-stick sample, can be combined with other routine waived blood tests, and saves considerable administrative time spent on paperwork, tracking, and follow-up. Practitioners have even been able to do three different tests from a single lancet puncture blood lead, hemoglobin, and ZPPH, a test for iron deficiency anemia.

LeadCare II changes everything!

3 minute results
2 drops of blood
1 visit (CPT code 83655)
0 loose ends

Early detection + early intervention = healthy bodies + sharp minds

Where it has been implemented, providers serving at-risk children have found that using the point-of-care system provides a significant public health benefit in both the short- and long-term. When children are identified with significantly elevated lead levels, they are taken directly to the hospital for confirmation and follow-up, allowing life-saving treatment to start in a matter of hours, rather than days or weeks a danger of prescription-based or send-out testing methods.

Significantly, educating parents on the hazards of lead at the same time they see their child's lead-levels come up on the LeadCare II screen dramatically improves overall compliance with follow-up visits and helps prevent future lead exposure. Parents understand the implications and take action to follow physician recommendations and ensure that their child's surroundings remain lead-free. The immediate results from the LeadCare II test also bolster lead enforcement programs. > Continue

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HOW ARE CHILDREN EXPOSED TO LEAD?

Lead sources may include: paint chips, dust, & soil in or around older (pre-1978) buildings older painted objects leaded glass, crystal, pewter, & ceramic dishes (more likely in painted china & in pottery from Latin America, the Middle East, & India) herbal/traditional remedies & cosmetics from other countries candy from Mexico toys & trinkets
Doctors and Public Health, click here to learn how the LeadCare II system can help you meet your state's blood-lead screening requirements.