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Testing Children for Lead Poisoning

New York State requires doctors to test all children for lead poisoning at ages 1 and 2. Only a blood test can tell how much lead is in a child’s body. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention determines what follow-up is needed for a child based on the amount of lead found in a child’s blood.


To find out if your child needs a lead test, Onondaga County residents can call (315) 435-3271.


To schedule a lead test, contact your child’s doctor or call the Onondaga County Health Department at (315) 435-3271 to schedule an appointment at one of our clinics.


To request the results of your child’s lead test, please send a copy of your picture ID with the following completed forms:

Requests can be sent by email to LeadFreeKids@ongov.net or by mail to the Onondaga County Health Department, Lead Poisoning Control Program, 421 Montgomery St. 9th Floor, Syracuse, NY 13202.

More information is available by calling the Onondaga County Lead Poisoning Control Program at (315) 435-3271 by visiting our resources page.

Test Your Child for Lead




Onondaga County Health Dept
Lead Poisoning Control Program
John H. Mulroy Civic Center
421 Montgomery St.- 9th Floor
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: (315) 435-3271
Fax: (315) 435-3720
Email: LeadFreeKids@ongov.net

Lead Free Kids


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