Mandatory Blood Lead Testing

Effective July 1, 2008 all children entering kindergarten are required to have at least one blood lead test.

The schools will submit to the Iowa Department of Public Health a list of children that are enrolling in kindergarten. The IDPH will cross reference those children to the tracking database HHLPSS to identify if there is a blood test on record for the child. If there is not a blood test on record the school/parent will be notified that a test is needed. You may see your provider for a test or you may call and schedule an appointment at Linn County Public Health.

To view Iowa Administrative Code 641 Chapter 67 "Blood Lead Testing" Click Here