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This test measures the amount of lead in your blood. It is usually done on blood taken from a vein in your arm. Too much lead in your blood can cause a stomach ache, muscle weakness, and tiredness.
Testing for lead is done to:
A health professional uses a needle to take a blood sample, usually from the arm.
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse advice line if you have any problems.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse advice line (811 in most provinces and territories) if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to keep a list of the medicines you take. Ask your doctor when you can expect to have your test results.
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Current as of: June 17, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:John Pope MD - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
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