Lead (blood) The Lead blood test is used to determine the concentration of lead in the blood. If lead poisoning has already been diagnosed, the test can monitor levels during treatment.
Lead is a heavy metal found naturally, as well as in many common household products, including ceramic toothbrushes, ceramic tiles in older bathrooms and vintage fashion jewelry.
It can be breathed in, perhaps through lead dust, or ingested through food and drink. No household or workplace is 100% lead-free; there are tiny quantities everywhere. However, if you think you've been exposed to more levels than most, it's vital you're tested frequently as lead can build up in your body over a long period of time. This test identifies high levels of lead, which can lead to damage of the brain, kidneys, nerves and blood cells.
There are various early symptoms of lead poisoning, including tiredness, headaches, muscle and joint pain, stomach aches and cramps, and irritability.
This test is for anyone who is worried abut lead exposure either from the workplace or environment.
It is also for employers required to carry out biological monitoring for workers potentially exposed to lead.
We will send you your Lead (blood) blood and test sample collection kit together with the details of a convenient clinic where you can go and have your sample taken.
Your Lead (blood) test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood and sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood and sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.