About Lead exposure profile
What is lead exposure?
Lead is a heavy metal found in many different materials. Since the discovery that lead is toxic to humans, lead has been removed from many common items but can still be found in old items such as lead paint and some items where it is essential. Lead exposure usually comes from inhaling or ingesting trace amounts of lead, which puts young children particularly at risk as they tend to put items in their mouths. Lead poisoning presents with symptoms including headaches, constipation, abdominal pain, irritability, memory loss, tingling of the extremities and in some cases infertility.
Why take the test?
This test measures the amount of lead in the blood and factors affected by lead poisoning; haemoglobin levels and zinc protoporphyrin. It is useful to monitor lead exposure if you think you have been exposed to sources of the metal.
How it works
Order your kit
Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.
Take your test and post
Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.
Get results directly to your dashboard
You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.
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