Screening for lead poisoning by fingerstick in suburban pediatric practices.

  title={Screening for lead poisoning by fingerstick in suburban pediatric practices.},
  author={David J. Schonfeld and Petrie M. Rainey and Mark R Cullen and Dean Showalter and Domenic V. Cicchetti},
  journal={Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine},
  volume={149 4},
OBJECTIVE To assess the false-positive rate of blood lead determinations on samples obtained by fingerstick from children screened in private suburban and rural practices. METHODS Screening capillary lead samples were obtained by fingerstick; children with capillary lead levels of 0.7 mumol/L (15 micrograms/dL) or greater were recalled for a confirmatory venous lead test that served as the criterion standard. Parents completed a five-question risk assessment questionnaire at the time of… CONTINUE READING
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