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".
HRSA-CDC Joint Letter on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention and Blood Lead Testing
In a joint letter dated January 10th, 2023, Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) and CDC provide information for healthcare
providers regarding childhood lead poisoning prevention and blood lead
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.
Blood lead test results of 3.5 ug/dL or higher must be reported to OHA within
one working day.
For more on the reporting and investigation requirements, see the Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR)
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