Collecting Blood Spots


Check Your Blood Lead Spot!!

Children

The Kansas Health and Environmental Laboratories use a ¼ inch size blood spot for analysis. If the spot is not larger than ¼ inch it will be considered unacceptable. Use the elephant card above as a guide. Print out the card and punch a ¼ inch whole into the red circle (a ¼ inch is usually a standard whole punch size). Use the card as a guide to check if your spot is large enough. You can also call the laboratory and request a template.


Collecting the Blood Spots

Satisfactory Blood Spots


Single drop of blood applied and spot is at least ¼ inch in diameter.


Satisfactory Blood Spots
 
Satisfactory Blood Spots
 


Unsatisfactory Blood Spots

Satisfactory Blood Spots

Multiple spots applied and spots < ¼ inch in diameter

 

Satisfactory Blood Spots

Blood soaked through onto coverlet


Satisfactory Blood Spots

Blood soaked through onto coverlet