A lead screening blood test is a medical test used to determine the amount of lead present in a person's blood. This test is typically performed on a small sample of blood, taken from a finger prick or a vein in the arm. It is usually done as part of routine health screenings for young children or adults who may be exposed to lead in their workplace or environment. The test can help identify individuals who may be at risk of lead poisoning and allow for appropriate medical treatment to be provided.
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