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Ohio law requires all health care providers to administer blood lead tests to children at age 1 and 2, or up to age 6 if no previous test has been completed based on the following criteria:  the child is on Medicaid, lives in a high risk zip code, or is prone to certain other Risk Factors.   Read more about the recommendations for screening and medical management of children below.


  • Ohio Department of Health (ODH)

        Medical Management Recommendations 

        Lead Testing Requirements and High Risk Zip Codes

        Identification and Management of Lead Exposure in Pregnant and Lactating Women

        Prenatal Risk Assessment for Lead

        Ohio Child Lead Testing Requirements (Video)

  • Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)

Recommendations for Blood Lead Screening of Medicaid-Eligible Children Aged 1-5 Years

Interpreting and Managing Blood Lead Levels <10 µg/dL in Children and Reducing Childhood Exposures to Lead

  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Managing Elevated Blood Lead Levels Among Young Children

  • American Academy of Pediatrics

Lead Exposure in Children: Prevention, Detection and Management

Mailing Address:
Ohio Department of Health
Bureau of Environmental Health and Radiation Protection
Ohio Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
246 N High St
Columbus, OH 43215

Telephone: 1-877-LEADSAFE (532-3723)

Fax: (614) 728-6793

Last Updated:  5/18/17