Hepatitis, Lead Testing, Tuberculous, and Paternity Testing
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
- SIPH offers free hepatitis C testing for those who meet qualifications. Call your local public health office to learn more.
- 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) 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.
- 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 provide evidence of whether a man can be a child’s biological father.
- Please call your local public health office to find out more.