Lead Blood Test


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.

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Lead Blood Test

About this test

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.

Who is this test for?

This test is for anyone who is worried about 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.

How it works

Collect Sample

We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.

Post Sample

Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.

View Results

View results securely in your own personal dashboard.

Important Information

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.

Tests Included

Trace Metals

Blood sample collection kit

We will send you your Lead Blood Test blood sample collection kit together with the details of a convenient clinic where you can go and have your sample taken.

Postage & packaging

Your Lead Blood Test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood 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 sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.

Private laboratory analysis

Your blood sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.

Interpretation of results

Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Lead Blood Test results can be downloaded for your doctor.

Secure online account

Once you have placed your order you can visit my.medichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Lead Blood Test results.

Health and Lifestyle tracker

Stay motivated by filling in your online health and lifestyle questionnaire and seeing how improvements in your lifestyle can influence your results. Your medical and family history gives us vital information when interpreting your results.

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