Reporting Blood Lead Test Results
On this page:
- Who is required to report?
- What blood lead level is required to be reported?
- When should blood lead levels be reported?
- How should blood lead levels be reported?
Who is required to report?
The following persons are required to report all blood lead results:
- Any persons in charge of a clinical or hospital laboratory, blood bank, mobile unit or other facility in which a laboratory examination reveals evidence of the reportable disease
- Health Professionals
- Administrator of a hospital
- Professional Registered Nurse
- Administrator or Director of a public health or private child care facility
- Administrator of a home health agency
- Administrator or Health Official of a public or private institution of higher education
- Superintendent, Manager or Health Official of a public or private camp, home or institution
- Parent, Managing Conservator, or Guardian
What blood lead level is required to be reported?
Reporting all blood lead levels is a law in Texas.
Texas Administrative Code requires the reporting of all blood lead levels for
- Persons under age 15 - Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 37, Rule §37.334
- Persons age 15 and older - Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 99, Rule §99.1
When should blood lead levels be reported?
Immediately after gaining knowledge of the blood lead test.
How should blood lead levels be reported?
Reports should be made electronically. They also may be made by fax, mail or telephone, if necessary.
Methods for reporting electronically:
- National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS)
- Electronic Blood Lead Reporting Form
- LeadCare II Reporting Solutions
Reporting via fax:
- Child Blood Lead Level Report (Form F09-11709) – PDF
- Adult Blood Lead Level Report (Form F09-11624) – PDF
Reporting via mail or telephone:
Please call (800) 588-1248 for instructions.
Last updated January 9, 2023