Testing for lead in children requires a blood test
One test at 12 months of age
One test at 24 months of age
One test between the ages of 3 and 6 years, if not previously tested
Testing is simple and can be done by your child’s doctor. Ask the doctor to test your child for lead.
Blood Lead Screening Clinic
Most insurance companies cover lead tests for children. If you have no insurance, you can bring your child to the health district's Blood Lead Screening Clinic.
The Southern Nevada Health District offers blood lead screening through the Healthy Kids Clinic every Wednesday from 1:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the main facility at 280 S. Decatur Blvd. (map & directions).
The clinic will screen children 12 months to 6 years of age for lead poisoning.
The fee is $20 and results only take a few minutes. Payment by Medicaid, Nevada Check-up, Visa, Master Card and cash is accepted.