For Providers

COVID-19 and Childhood Blood Lead Testing 

The DSHS Blood Lead Surveillance Branch (BLSB) appreciates the commitment of healthcare providers to the health and safety of Texas children. Please visit our COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions Page for important information. 

LeadCare Test Kit Recall:

Certain LeadCare II, LeadCare Plus, and LeadCare Ultra test kit lots are under this recall. These lots were distributed between October 27, 2020, and June 15, 2021.  The use of these devices may cause serious injuries because they might underestimate blood lead levels. You can learn more information about this recall on our LeadCare Test Kit Recall FAQs page.

For more information about testing and reporting, please contact TXCLPPP at (800) 588 – 1248 or at TexasBloodLead@dshs.texas.gov.

Welcome to the Texas Blood Lead Surveillance Provider's Resources Page. Here you can find up-to-date paperwork for testing, reporting, and conducting follow-up visits for children who test for elevated blood lead levels. You can use the list below to find our resources by category.


Texas Blood Lead Surveillance Videos

The Texas Department of State Health Services has developed training videos on testing children for lead, reporting the results, and conducting follow-up.


Texas Health Steps Videos

Texas Health Steps (THSteps) provides online provider education courses. Courses related to lead screening and prevention include:


Reporting Blood Lead Levels

By Electronic Submission

By Fax


Screening & Testing for Lead in Children


Screening & Testing for Pregnant Women

Lead Poisoning Prevention Guidelines for Prenatal Care Providers in Texas

Used by provider for identification and follow-up care of lead poisoning in women of childbearing age, pregnant women, and postpartum women


Follow-up Forms


 Environmental Lead Investigation forms

Last updated July 8, 2021