NEW. IMPORTANT INFORMATION!
New Lead Level Testing Recommended for all Students Entering Kindergarten
The universal blood level testing regulation mandates that all children in Allegheny County be tested for lead exposure between 9 and 12 months of age and again at 24 months. Children who are not tested before 24 months old should be tested before the age of 6 or entry into kindergarten, whichever is sooner. School Nurses in Allegheny County will be checking to see if students entering kindergarten have blood lead levels completed. Children who do not have their blood lead level tested will not be excluded from enrolling in school. Please discuss lead level testing with your child's doctor.