Required Lead Screening Tests for Children Enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan
Children enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan must now have a blood lead test at 12 and 24 months, or before 72 months if never tested. For more information, see OAR 410-130-0246 "Lead Screening".
The FDA has significant concerns that the performance of tests using kits manufactured between Oct. 26, 2020-May 20, 2021 may provide falsely low results. For more information, visit this Magellan Diagnostics Recalls LeadCare II Blood Lead Tests Due to Risk of Falsely Low ResultsFDA website
. Additional information can be found on the manufacturer's recall notice
. The CDC has updated guidance and recommendations in a Health Alert Network update
on October 14, 2021.
Reporting of Blood Lead Test Results
- By law, Oregon laboratories and clinicians must report ALL blood lead test results to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) within seven working days.
- ELEVATED blood lead test results must be reported to OHA within one working day.
For more on the reporting and investigation requirements, see the Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 333-017, 333-018 and 333-019.
Please do not send blood lead test results to OHA through unsecure email. Use ProofPoint to set up a secure OHA email, or use the secure email available through your facility.
Oregon Lead Poisoning Guidelines