Mission Unleaded: How to test children for lead with maximum accuracy

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North America

No amount of lead in people is safe, and children are especially vulnerable to the effects of lead in their bodies. Because lead is present in many places, it’s easy to contaminate blood samples during the collection process, which can cause inaccurate lab results. In this video from US CDC, viewers are introduced to concepts on how to reduce the risk of contamination and support the achievement of accurate blood lead results for patients and their health care providers.