This test evaluates the level of lead in the body that may cause lead toxicity. This toxicity can lead to anemia, increase in immature and dotted RBCs (as seen in microscopic smears of the blood). Lead toxicity effects different parts of the body especially brain and the nervous system. It also effects the gum and bones in the children and can lead to deposition of lead on the bones (metaphyseal). In adults, lead toxicity shows many deleterious effects including fatigue, irritability, loss of appetite and development of fear of eating (anorexia), pain in joints and head, abdominal distress and in extreme cases can lead to seizures and coma.
LabEspy recommends Ulta Lab Tests, Walk-In Lab, Save On Labs for this test.