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NC Childhood Lead Testing and Follow-Up Manual (Revised 9/2019; PDF, 5.4 MB)

Indexed Version of the N.C. Childhood Lead Testing and Follow-Up Manual

The N.C. Strategic Plan to Eliminate Childhood Lead Poisoning (PDF, 252 KB)

Regional Staff Territories (PDF, 165 KB) Updated 2024

Lead-Based Paint Hazard Management Program


Children's Environmental Health

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program: Portable Blood Lead Analyzer User Information

North Carolina General Statute §130A-131.8 (section about Laboratory Reports, Lead Poisoning in Children) was amended during the 2009 legislative session. The statute requires ALL blood lead test results for children under 6 to be reported electronically to NC DHHS within five working days. This requirement includes results from samples analyzed on Portable Blood Lead analyzers (e.g. Leadcare machines). You must notify the NC CEHB office if you are using a Portable Analyzer for blood lead analysis if you have not done so already!

Note: To make arrangements for reporting blood lead test results for children from your portable analyzer, please contact Tena Hand-Schafale at (919) 707-5933 or by email.

Leadcare Test Kit Recall Notice

*IMPORTANT UPDATE* The LeadCare Blood Test Kit Recall now includes the majority of all test kits distributed since October 27, 2020. Please see the updated Health Alert from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for more information.

Reporting Requirements Documentation

LeadCare Quick Reference Instruction Sheets

Data Collection Resources

Blood Lead Test Result Reporting Resources

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Information