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Lead Levels Blood Test

Original price £140.00 - Original price £140.00
Original price
£140.00 - £140.00
Current price £140.00

Measure the concentration of lead in the bloodstream. Important for people who may have been exposed to lead in their work or living environment.

  • Biomarkers: 1
  • Turnaround: 10 days

Simple and accurate blood test from a laboratory you can speak to.

Step 1. Choose sample collection option

Currently selected option: CLINIC APPOINTMENT

  • Add same or next day appointment during checkout.
  • Rapid results - no waiting for the kit, no finger pricking, no posting the sample back.
  • Blood collection from your arm by our professional nurses.
  • Single appointment covers all your tests on the day.
  • Clinics in London, Brighton/Hove, Croydon, Guildford, Reigate, Royal Tunbridge Wells and Crawley.

Clinic too far? Get a home kit by selecting "HOME KIT" as sample option, it's the same test.

About the test

A lead blood test is a medical diagnostics tool used to measure the concentration of lead in a person`s bloodstream. It is an important continuous monitoring test for people who may have been exposed to lead in their environment or occupation.

1 Biomarker


    - Quantitative Lead Level


    Check out the Essential All Systems Blood Test, for a comprehensive body check up.


    For most biomarkers our usual turnaround time is 24-48 hours, or less, from the time your sample is in our lab. We do not wait for all the results to complete before sending them to you, so you may start receiving results the same day for most cases, or as results become available.

    We are extremely proud of our very short turnaround times and a very efficient laboratory processes. Whilst we accommodate the shortest of time scales, with some results available within hours, for this particular test the usual turnaround time is:

    10 days

Doctor's notes

Hi, I am Dr. Adam Staten and here's my view on this test as a GP and Clinical Director at One Day Tests.

Elevated lead levels in the blood can be indicative of lead poisoning, which can have serious health consequences.

Lead exposure can come from sources such as contaminated water, lead-based paint, or certain occupations, and early detection through blood testing is crucial for timely intervention and treatment to prevent further health complications.

Red flag symptoms for the Lead Levels Blood Test

Even if your blood tests are normal, you should see a doctor if you have any of the symptoms below because they may be a sign of serious underlying illness. 

  • Fatigue and weakness.
  • Unexplained weight loss. 
  • Progressively worsening abdominal pain or cramps.
  • Irritability and mood changes

Your Results and Health Dashboard

The results of your Lead Levels Blood Test will be emailed to you as a secured PDF file, ready for your GP and will also be uploaded to our Health Dashboard area of the website. It’s a unique and powerful tool, powered by our in-house clinical analysis research, to match your biomarkers across test panels and symptoms, as well as provide clinical commentary on all individual biomarkers you tested for.

The health dashboard will also provide "panel level" commentary - a birds eye view of the biomarkers that were tested. This feature allows you to view your test results and clinical commentary, and compare them to previous results, giving you a clear understanding of how your health is progressing.

By using the Health Dashboard, you can identify changes in your biomarkers and make necessary adjustments to your lifestyle. This added value is immense, as it empowers you to monitor your health and make informed decisions about your well-being.

It's free and is available with all of our tests.

Save on continuous monitoring with our subscription plan

The best way to look after your health is to do so regularly. This is easy to do with our continual monitoring plans which give you a discount on future blood tests. You choose the frequency and we'll do the rest.

When you purchase a subscription, we will deliver your home test kits or allow you to book appointments in line with your chosen frequency. You will be able to track your biomarkers over time in our powerful Health Dashboard, where results will be automatically updated for you. There is a minimum of 3 tests with any subscription, after which you can pause/restart/cancel at any time.

Special instructions

Hi, I am Stefania Brown, I am the Laboratory Manager at One Day Tests and here are the lab's special requests for the Lead Levels Blood Test.

There are no special instructions for this test

Venepuncture appointment - how to prepare

If you are coming into one of our clinics for the test, this is what you need to do before you arrive:

  • Drink plenty of water about an hour before the appointment.
  • Avoid coffee/tea/energy drinks. Water is good!
  • That’s it! We’ll do the rest.

Home test kit for Lead Levels Blood Test - how it works

Our blood test kits are simple and convenient.

The most important step in doing a blood test at home is to read the instructions very carefully. The process is very simple, but there are a few pitfalls you need to be aware of - you will save yourself a lot of time if you do it right the first time around!

  • Full printed instructions will arrive with your kit - please read them carefully.
  • Drink plenty before taking the sample and warm your hands up in the sink with warm water for a few minutes. This will make your blood flow much better.
  • Fill the tubes to the top line. We don’t need much blood; filling tubes to the top line is about 15 drops of blood.
  • Post the samples on the same day you take them, before midday, Monday to Thursday. If you post it any other time it might get to us late or be stuck at a sorting office over the weekend. You will then have to do it again.
  • Package the sample in the same box the kit came in. Otherwise, Royal Mail or DPD will reject it. The sample tubes go into a pouch, then into a cardboard box, and then into a return envelope. All of this is provided in the kit: please use it.

We look forward to receiving your sample in our lab!

How the finger prick home test kit for Lead Levels Blood Test works - from Dr. Adam Staten

Why choose us?

Hello! My name is Dr. Vinesh Mistry, I am part of the GP team here at One Day Tests and here is why you should trust us to test your blood.

We run our own regulated laboratories and our own accredited clinics. We manufacture our own approved home sample collection kits. Your results are looked after by our fantastic clinical governance team and our super-talented biomedical science team.

When you book your test with us - you book directly with the lab. This means accuracy and responsible duty of care, direct access to the provider and extremely fast turnaround times.

Finally, our customer services rock! You can ask the lab a question any time or you can speak to a real human. It's good to WhatsApp, email on or give us a call on 0845 527 07 67.

Frequently Asked Questions

Hi, I am Lana Nela, Lead Nurse, and here is what we are frequently asked about this test.

Why is lead dangerous?

Lead is dangerous to human health because it is a toxic heavy metal that can have detrimental effects on various systems and organs in the body.

  1. Neurological damage: Lead poisoning can cause significant damage to the nervous system.
  2. Anemia: Lead interferes with the body`s ability to produce hemoglobin, the protein responsible for carrying oxygen in the blood. This can lead to anemia, which can result in fatigue, weakness, and other health issues.
  3. Kidney damage: Lead can accumulate in the kidneys and impair their function, potentially leading to kidney disease.
  4. Cardiovascular effects: Elevated lead levels in the blood have been associated with increased blood pressure and an increased risk of heart disease in adults.
  5. Reproductive and developmental effects: Lead exposure during pregnancy can harm both the developing fetus and the mother. It can lead to miscarriages, preterm birth, and developmental problems in the baby.
  6. Damage to other organs: Lead can affect various organs, including the liver, bones, and the gastrointestinal system, causing a range of health issues.

Can effects of lead poisoning be remedied?

The effects of lead exposure can be long-lasting, and even low levels of exposure over time can result in cumulative harm to health.

There is no known safe level of lead exposure, especially for children. Even small amounts of lead can be harmful, and the effects can be irreversible.

Why take this test?

Hi, I am Dr. Marco Esposito and here is why it's important to take this test.
  • Your occupation or environment is of higher risk of lead concentrations
  • This is a legal requirement in many cases, to establish a baseline and monitor frequently for elevated levels of lead in the bloodstream.

Is this test right for you?

Hi, I am Sandeep Patel, I am the Laboratory Director at One Day Tests. Here are the symptoms that you may wish to address with this test.

This test is useful for those who deal with elevated lead levels as part of the environment. It is essential to establish a baseline reading prior to such exposure and continuously monitor going forward.


    Abdominal discomfort, Abdominal pain, Abdominal swelling, Blood in stool, Diarrhoea, Dr. Adam Staten Test Panel, Nausea, Stomach cramps, and Vomiting

Why blood tests are important.