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December 2016 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Children’s Services Handbook : Appendix C. Lead Screening : C.1 Blood Lead Screening Procedures and Follow-up Testing

C.1
For all children enrolled in Texas Health Steps (THSteps) blood lead testing is mandatory when they are 12 months of age and 24 months of age, or whenever they receive their first checkup after these ages if blood testing was not completed (up to and including the 6-year checkup). Lead-risk assessment should be done at all other checkups through age 6, and may be performed using Form PB 110, Lead Risk Questionnaire. A “yes” or “don’t know” answer to any question on the questionnaire indicates that a blood lead test should be administered. All blood lead levels in clients who are birth through 14 years of age must be reported to the Department of State Health Services (DSHS). Reports should include all information as required on the Texas Child Blood Lead Level Report Form F09-11709, which is available at www.dshs.state.tx.us/lead/providers.shtm or by calling 1-800-588-1248. Information related to blood lead screening and reporting for clients who are 15 years of age or older is available on the DSHS Blood Lead Surveillance Group’s website at www.dshs.texas.gov/lead/default.shtm.

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