MCAH Programs

Contact Information
Los Angeles County                 Department of Public Health
Childhood Lead Poisoning
Prevention Program
5555 Ferguson Drive, Suite 210-02
Commerce, CA 90022
(800) LA-4-LEAD
Fax (323) 890-8736
Fingerstick Initiative Training
CDC studies have found that properly obtained Fingerstick samples can give comparable results to venous samples (the golden standard), but only when the recommended CDC procedures are initiated. To increase the capacity to perform blood lead testing, the State Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch and Children’s Medical Services Branch (CMS) is encouraging onsite blood collection using the point-of-care device for blood-lead testing (LeadCare II). Information on the LeadCare II device, CHDP reimbursement and billing instructions (CHDP Program Letter No: 07-03) is available.
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