How do I get my children tested for lead?
All children enrolled in Medicaid are required to have a blood lead test at 12 months, and again at 24 months of age. According to a statement released by the Center for Disease Control, data indicate some adverse effects have been documented in children with blood levels as low as 10 mcg/dl of whole blood. Call Carteret County Health Department at 252-728-8550 to see if your child is eligible for free testing or contact your physician to request a blood test specifically for lead levels. Only a few drops of blood from a child's finger are needed to test for lead.

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1. How do I get my children tested for lead?
2. Is treatment available for lead poisoning?
3. What is the incidence of lead poisoning in Carteret County?
4. What should I do if I suspect there is lead in my home?
5. Can I remove lead paint from my home myself?