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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.


Lead test


To find out if your child needs a lead test, call your child's doctor or complete the form here. Onondaga County residents can call 315.435.3271.




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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. Additional information may be needed before results can be provided.



Ask your child's healthcare provider about in-office lead testing with a simple fingerstick and an answer in just 3 minutes as part of your child's routine appointment!


Lead testing


More information is available by calling the Onondaga County Lead Poisoning Prevention Program at 315.435.3271 and can be found on our resources page.



Onondaga County Health Dept
Lead Poisoning Prevention 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

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