QUESTION: Tooth lead testing. 04 Aug 2003, Victoria Australia
I cannot believe your fantastic service has lost its funding. The information you have provided me has been invaluable when Victorian Government Departments and even my GP thought I was concerned about nothing. I am trying now to contact Grahame Waller and Associates to arrange dental lead testing. I need to know the price and new phone number for this organisation, please. Thankyou again for your wonderful service.
ANSWER: 04 Aug 2003
the tooth lead testing is now organised through DAL See below.
Update: June 2005.
NSW Health Dept - Division of Analytical Laboratories (DAL), part of Westmead AHS at Lidcombe.
Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research, NSW Health Dept -
Division of Analytical Laboratories (DAL), part of Westmead AHS at Lidcombe.
As of June 2005, Lidcombe lab is now offering tooth lead testing to the public. The cost is $40 per tooth, aim is one week turnaround, there is no interpretive report, no identification of the tooth by a dentist and no guarantee that the lead is not on the outside of the tooth due to contamination in storage or transit. The Lidcombe lab was used for tooth lead assays in the PhD thesis on lead in children's teeth in Broken Hill by Monish Arora.
DAL Lidcombe Lab, PO Box 162, Lidcombe NSW 1825 Australia
The American Association for Clinical Chemistry publication: Directory of Rare Analyses, indicates that National Medical Services (NMS), performs lead testing in Hair, Nails and other specimens for post-mortem or forensic cases. NMS also offers tooth lead testing as a "Special Request" test. They do not however work with private individuals. A person would need to either go through a Dr., Lawyer or another lab in order for NMS to do the testing.
system lead poisoning |
LEAD Project | egroups | Library
- Fact Sheets | Home
Page | Media Releases
Newsletters | Q & A | Referral lists | Reports | Site Map | Slide Shows - Films | Subscription | Useful Links | Search this Site
Updated 21 April 2012
Copyright © The LEAD Group Inc. 1991- 2012
PO Box 161 Summer Hill NSW 2130 Australia
Phone: +61 2 9716 0014