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Last Updated: 08 May 2022

CDC's Multi-element and lead Proficiency program is a voluntary lab standardization program that concentrates on whole blood multi-analyte quality-assurance. Each quarter, these laboratories are required to analyze a CDC-provided set of blood samples and return those results to CDC. View this new video on lowering the risk of contamination during blood collection for lead testing. Objective Unleaded: How to test children for lead with optimum accuracy [YouTube Video] Steps for Collecting Fingerstick Blood Samples in Micro-Vials for Lead Testing [PDF, 279 KB].

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