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Lead Blood Test

Lead Blood Test


A simple test to measure the levels of lead in your blood.
Blood sample 1 biomarker included Results estimated in 7 working days from sample receipt at lab
Lead Blood Test
Lead Blood Test
Lead Blood Test
Lead Blood Test

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Trace Elements

Trace Elements (1 Biomarker)

From the expert

This test measures the concentration of lead within the blood. Lead is a poisonous metal that in the past was used in paints, petrol and other household products. Lead can be breathed into the lungs, through lead dust, or ingested through food and drink. No household or workplace is 100% lead-free; there are tiny quantities of it everywhere. However, if you think you've been exposed to higher levels than normal, it's vital you get tested frequently as lead can build up in your body over a long period of time.

High levels of lead in the body can damage the brain, nerves and blood cells. High concentrations can also affect kidney function and the ability of nerves to conduct messages quickly through the body. Lead can also harm the reproductive organs. There are various early symptoms of lead poisoning including tiredness, headaches, muscle and joint pain, stomach aches and cramps. If untreated, excess lead in the body can cause serious health problems, even if there are no obvious symptoms.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP
Chief Medical Officer

Why take this test?

  • You are worried about lead exposure either from the workplace or environment
  • You are an employer who is required to carry out biological monitoring for workers potentially exposed to lead

Laboratories you can trust

Trusted by the NHS and private clinics alike, you can be sure of the highest testing standards from our UKAS accredited partner laboratories.

Dr Sam Rodgers - Chief Medical Officer

Expert advice with your results

Get trusted advice and comments from one of our doctors based on your results.

Your personal health centre

Your personal health centre

Discover the easy way to track your health through our online portal, View your results with doctor's advice, monitor any changes over time and see the improvements you can make to your health with simple lifestyle changes.

Questions? Let us help
Questions? Let us help

Questions? Let us help

Our customer care team is on-hand to help you find the test that's right for you. Get in touch via phone, live chat or email.


Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.