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For Medical Providers

Notice: Medical Providers should fax blood lead results to (959) 200-4751

Universal blood lead screening is mandated in Connecticut

  • All children between the ages of 9 and 35 months must be tested annually for lead in blood
  • All children between the ages of 36 and 72 months must be tested, if not previously tested for lead in blood or if at an elevated risk based on medical assistance program enrollment or a residence in a municipality that presents an elevated risk of lead exposure based on factors, including, but not limited to, the prevalence of housing built prior to January 1, 1960, and the prevalence of children's blood lead levels greater than 5 µg/dL
  • All children under 72 months must be tested if clinically indicated
  • Medical providers must provide education and guidance to parents regarding lead poisoning prevention before testing
  • Medical providers must conduct a medical risk assessment at least annually for children between the ages of 36 months and 72 months

For a copy of the Requirements and Guidance Fact Sheet for Health Care Professionals (updated 10/10/2023), click here. This document contains the following information:

  • Blood lead testing requirements in Connecticut 
  • Timetable for confirming capillary testing
  • Schedule for venous follow-up testing
  • Reporting requirements 
  • Medical risk assessment guidance 
  • Resources 

Regional Lead Treatment Centers

There are two Regional Lead Treatment Centers in Connecticut that specialize in providing guidance and assistance with clinical management of a lead poisoned child. They are located at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford and at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven.

  • Contact the Connecticut Children's Medical Center RLTC at (860) 837-9901

  • Contact Yale RLTC at (203) 688-2195 (the secretary will transfer you to the appropriate contact)

Educational Materials

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Cleaning Lead Dust: