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Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Children and Pregnant Women: Screening

Release Date: April 2019

Recommendation Summary

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Children 5 years and younger

The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for elevated blood lead levels in asymptomatic children.

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Pregnant persons

The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for elevated blood lead levels in asymptomatic pregnant persons.

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To read the recommendation statement in JAMA, select here.

To read the evidence summary in JAMA, select here.

See the Clinical Considerations section for suggestions for practice regarding the I statements.

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Clinical Summary

Clinical summaries are one-page documents that provide guidance to primary care clinicians for using recommendations in practice.

This summary is intended for use by primary care clinicians.

 
Current as of: April 2019

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Children and Pregnant Women: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. April 2019.
https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/elevated-blood-lead-levels-in-childhood-and-pregnancy-screening

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