How to Get Tested

Testing for lead in children requires a blood test

  • One test at 12 months of age
  • One test at 24 months of age
  • One test between the ages of 3 and 6 years, if not previously tested

Testing is simple and can be done by your child’s doctor. Ask the doctor to test your child for lead.

Blood Lead Screening Clinic

Blood lead testing is available at the Southern Nevada Health District’s main facility at 280 S. Decatur Blvd (map & directions). Wednesdays from 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. for children between the ages of 1 and 5. Most insurance companies cover the cost of lead screenings for children.

The Southern Nevada Health District accepts most insurance as well as Medicaid and Nevada Check-Up. If you are uninsured, testing is $20. Appointments are not needed. For additional information, call (702) 759-1000.