Current Screening Recommendations
"Current minimum testing guidelines recommended by IDPH, CDC, AAP, WIC and other child health organizations require blood testing at a minimum of 12 and 24 months of age. A child's prime growth and development stages occur between 12 and 36 months of age. These are also years where a child is increasingly more active and curious about the environment where they live and play."
It's important to get a baseline test at 12 months and follow up per recommendations to identify any elevated blood lead levels and reduce exposures before levels become too high.
Iowa is a mandatory blood lead testing state. As of July 1, 2008 all children entering kindergarten are required to have at least one blood lead test.