Lead Poisoning Prevention
Health Care Professionals
These pages are to assist health care professionals with issues such as who to test for elevated blood lead, what to do when a patient has an elevated blood lead, how are the blood lead results reported to MDH and other lead-based health issues.
Guidelines - MDH has published several guidelines to aid health care professionals in identifying lead poisoning in children and adults and how to treat it.
Blood Lead Surveillance System - The lead program's blood lead surveillance system provides assistance to health care professionals by monitoring blood lead testing, tracking elevated blood lead cases, and providing strategies designed to reduce lead-related disease.
Blood Lead Reporting Requirements - Minnesota requires laboratory results of elevated blood leads be reported to MDH in order to aid health care professionals in quickly identifying this important public health issue.
Minnesota Public Health Data Access - Find data about public health and risk factors that impact public health at Minnesota Public Health Data Access, a web-based data access portal. The portal includes data on childhood lead poisoning and other issues that affect public health in Minnesota.
Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC) - The Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC) program is Minnesota’s Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) program and is administered by the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Children newborn through the age of 20 who are enrolled in Minnesota Care or Medical Assistance are eligible for C&TC.