Screening Tests for Children

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Not everyone in this age group may need screening for every condition listed here. Click on the links above to read more about each condition and to determine if screening may be appropriate for you or your family member. You should discuss screening options with your health care practitioner.

Lead poisoning

An environmental hazard, lead can damage the brain and other organs. Currently, the UK National Screening Committee does not recommend screening for lead poisoning. However, Government efforts to reduce exposure have resulted in a fall in the levels of lead in the blood of the UK population. The fall is thought to be the result of lower levels of lead in petrol and paint, and the removal of leaded solder from food cans and lead plumbing from homes.