Tennessee Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Lead Screening Submission Instructions
The Tennessee Department of Health requires reporting of all lead screenings and tests, elevated and non-elevated, child and adult. Laboratories are responsible for reporting any lead samples they process and analyze.
When a provider conducts lead screenings in house via the LeadCare II machine, he/she must report all results to University of Tennessee Extension via the Lead Input portal.
To the extent possible, using the Firefox browser simplifies submissions.
Enter the URL https://leadinput.tennessee.edu. This will take you to a webpage entitled: “LeadTRK of Tennessee: Blood Lead Level Reporting." In the first section, you will enter provider information. The middle section of the page is devoted to the “Blood” information; i.e., sample type, test date, and result, and the final section is for patient information. You will see that required fields are denoted in red font. The system will not allow you to submit information until you have completed each of the required sections.
When you have entered a single test result, you can continue entering subsequent records without having to retype any data in the Provider section. Simply hit the black plus sign (+) to the bottom left of the patient’s name and continue data entry. You will need to use the plus sign after each entry. When you have successfully entered all records, you will need to address the security block in the lower left hand corner, which requires you to retype the letters shown in the box. After doing so, please take time to review all of the data on the page, before hitting the blue Submit button. Once you have done so, you will receive a message stating that “The following blood record(s) has/have been submitted for approval.” The actual information you input will be shown below. If at that point you notice any error, you will not be able to make a change. Rather, you will need to notify us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org of any corrections that we will then make on your behalf. For security purposes, all reports are encrypted during transmission.
Please note that the reporting system includes a blue Help option at the top right of your screen. Do not hesitate to use this if you have any questions or concerns.
Reporting requirements stipulate that you submit results for all patients with elevated blood lead levels (5 μg/dL or higher) within one week. Results under 5 μg/dL must be submitted within one month – or any lesser interval that you prefer.