Nebraska's Blood Lead Testing Plan was recently updated. See below for testing guidance and recommendations.
For clinician questions on blood lead case consultation or referrals, contact your Local Health Department or the Nebraska Lead Poisoning Prevention Program at 402-471-2937.
Blood Lead Testing Plan
Blood lead testing is recommended for children with any lead exposure risk factor. These include 1) children enrolled in Medicaid, 2) children living in high risk zip code, or 3) children with another risk identified on a risk questionnaire. Testing among children enrolled in Medicaid is required at 12 and 24 months.
Nebraska Reportable Disease Regulations (173 NAC 1) require health care providers and/or laboratories to submit reports of all blood lead tests, including capillary and venous tests regardless of the result, within seven days of detection. If a laboratory provides a report containing the required information to the department, the physician is not required to make the report to the department.