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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2006

Lead: Screening in Pregnant Women

Description of Resource: 
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against routine screening for elevated blood lead levels in asymptomatic pregnant women. This is a D recommendation, which means the USPSTF recommends against the service. There is moderate or high certainty that the service has no net benefit or that the harms outweigh the benefits.

Evidence-Based Resource Details

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Developed By: 
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Maternal, Infant, and Child Health
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Citation: 
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Lead Levels in Childhood and Pregnancy: Screening recommendation statement [Internet]. 2006 Dec [cited 2014 Jan 8]. Available from: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf06/lead/leadrs.htm