In all of Genesee County, there is one lab technician testing blood lead samples.
Peggy Abram, a medical technologist, is the sole person checking blood samples for lead at the Genesee County Health Department, according to herself and sources. The slow, 30-day response for whether blood tests are positive for lead is more apparent now than ever.
Ms. Abrams says the County Health Department gets over 30 walk-in blood tests a day, plus all of the samples collected at testing clinics like the one held yesterday at Carriage Town Ministries. Abram and her two co-workers say they have asked for extra resources for the lab, but have not received any help.
Families are losing time on knowing what’s in their blood, as the workload increases.
DTV has tried to get more information, but so far has gotten no response from the Genesee County Health Department.