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Testing Requirements

  • Indiana statute requires that ALL children enrolled in Medicaid are to receive a blood lead level test at 12 and 24 months of age. Any child between 24 and 72 months with no record of a previous blood lead screening test must receive one.
  • All refugee infants and children up to age 16, particularly refugee and internationally adopted children, should be evaluated with a blood test for lead exposure at the domestic medical screening visit. Repeat blood lead testing for all refugee infants and children >6 years of age, regardless of initial screening BLL results is to be done within 3-6 months after initial testing.