3701-30-03 Blood lead screening tests.

(A) Blood lead screening tests of children at risk of lead poisoning shall be conducted either by:

(1) Venous draw; or

(2) Capillary test, collected in a capillary tube or on filter paper.

(B) If the blood lead screening test is conducted by a capillary blood test collected in a capillary tube or on filter paper and the result is five micrograms per deciliter or greater, a confirmatory blood lead screening test by venous collection only shall be performed as soon as possible but no later than ninety days from the previous capillary test.

(C) Point-of-care testing using waived test methods, such as the "Lead Care® II" device, may not be used for confirmatory blood lead tests. NOTE: the level of 8µg/dL is the confirmation threshold recommended by the manufacturer of the "Lead Care® II" device to minimize possible false negatives.

(D) The director shall provide written guidance for follow up of elevated blood lead screening test results.

Effective: 11/20/2014
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 06/19/2014 and 06/01/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3742.50
Rule Amplifies: 3742.30
Prior Effective Dates: 4/1/2004