Southeastern Idaho Public Health

Hepatitis, Lead Testing, Tuberculous, and Paternity Testing

Hepatitis, Lead Testing, Tuberculous, and Paternity Testing

Hepatitis

Should I get tested? If you say yes to one or more of these questions please call us to get tested!

  • Are 18 years of age and older
  • Are pregnant
  • Currently inject drugs
  • Have ever injected drugs, even if it was just once or a long time ago
  • Have HIV
  • Have abnormal liver tests or liver disease
  • Are on hemodialysis
  • Received donated blood or organs before July 1992
  • Received clotting factor concentrates before 1987
  • Have been exposed to blood from a person who hepatitis C
  • Were born to mother with hepatitis C
  • Cost
  • SIPH offers free hepatitis C testing for those who meet qualifications. Call your local public health office to learn more.

Lead

  • Lead exposure is very harmful for both children and adults.
  • Lead exposure can harm a child’s health in the following ways:
    • Damage to the brain and nervous system
    • Slowed growth and development
    • Learning and behavior problems
    • Hearing and speech problems
  • Even low levels of lead in blood have been shown to affect IQ, the ability to pay attention, and academic achievement.
  • Lead exposure can potential occur in:
    • Homes built before 1978.
    • Lead is sometimes in candies imported from other countries.
    • Lead can be found in some products such as toys and jewelry.
    • Certain jobs and hobbies that involve working with lead-based products like stain glass work.
    • Living near an airport can potentially leave lead in the air and soil from the aviation gas.
  • If you are concerned about potential lead exposure we offer a simple blood lead test. Please call your local public health office to find out more.

Tuberculosis (TB)

  • Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by a bacteria. It usually attacks the lungs but it can attack other parts of the body including the kidney, spine, and brain. There are two TB related conditions:
    • Latent TB
      • Can live in the body without making you sick
    • TB Disease
      • Can make you sick because TB bacteria are very active and multiply within the body. TB disease can also be spread to others.
    • Cost
      • SIPH offers TB testing, evaluation, and treatment.
      • TB visits can vary. Our TB medications are provided at no cost to the client. Please call your local public health office to find out more.

Paternity Testing

  • Paternity testing provide evidence of whether a man can be a child’s biological father.
  • Please call your local public health office to find out more.
Hepatitis, Lead Testing, Tuberculous, and Paternity Testing
Hepatitis, Lead Testing, Tuberculous, and Paternity Testing
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  CDC Hepatitis
  CDC Hepatitis C
  CDC Lead
  CDC TB
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