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Lead Levels in Childhood and Pregnancy: Screening

Release Date: December 2006

This topic is in the process of being updated. Please go to the Update in Progress section to see the latest documents available.

Recommendation Summary

Summary of Recommendations - Children

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Asymptomatic Children, 1 to 5 years

The USPSTF concludes that evidence is insufficient to recommend for or against routine screening for elevated blood lead levels in asymptomatic children aged 1 to 5 who are at increased risk.

Go to Clinical Considerations for a discussion of risk.

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Asymptomatic Children, 1 to 5 years

The USPSTF recommends against routine screening for elevated blood lead levels in asymptomatic children aged 1 to 5 years who are at average risk. 

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Summary of Recommendations - Pregnant Women

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Pregnant Women

The USPSTF recommends against routine screening for elevated blood lead levels in asymptomatic pregnant women. 

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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: July 2015

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Lead Levels in Childhood and Pregnancy: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. July 2015.
https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/lead-levels-in-childhood-and-pregnancy-screening

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