The results of any blood lead draw (capillary, venous or unknown sample type) on a Kansas child or adult that produces a quantifiable result and is analyzed by a CLIA-certified facility or an approved portable device is reportable to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE).
Elevated blood lead test results and non-elevated blood lead test results in children and adults are reportable directly to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Bureau of Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics within 24 hours.
The Kansas Environmental Public Health Tracking program conducts blood lead surveillance for the state of Kansas. Surveillance activities are provided through a partnership with local health departments and other entities involved in the testing, reporting, monitoring, and management of blood lead.
For Healthcare Providers
Providers that are not currently submitting blood lead testing results electronically can now submit their results through the Blood Lead Results Reporting Web-based Portal. The reporting portal allows providers to electronically submit blood lead testing results to KDHE. Results can be submitted by downloading a template to enter results into and then uploading the file back up to the application portal or by adding individuals records directly into the application.
Instructions for use are provided on the main page of the portal application. Providers must set up an account with a password before using the application.
This can be done by contacting Laurie Render, the KDHE representative for blood lead.