Release of PFC Blood Test Results

The NH DHHS issued a health alert on August 17 regarding the release of individual perfluorochemical (PFC) blood test results.

NH Division of Public Health Services (NH DPHS) draws your attention to the following:

Key Points and Recommendations:

1). DHHS is releasing pediatric and the next round of adult PFC blood test results from the Pease Tradeport Testing Program.

2). Participants may choose to consult their healthcare providers for counseling regarding their results, and providers should be prepared by reviewing resources on the DHHS website: including:

a). PFC Fact Sheet

b). Frequently Asked Questions document

c). Healthcare provider webinar by Dr. Benjamin Chan, New Hampshire State Epidemiologist (presented 6/22/15)

d). Community Advisory Board presentation by Dr. Alan Woolf, Director of Boston Children’s Hospital Environmental Medicine program (presented 7/15/15)

3). DHHS will present a preliminary summary of results in children 11 years of age and younger in a community meeting in September, date and time to be determined

4). DHHS has established an inquiry line managed by the Northern New England Poison Center staff to help providers answer questions that participants have about their individual test results

For any questions regarding the contents of this message, please contact NH DHHS, DPHS, Bureau of Infectious Disease Control at 603-271-4496 (after hours 1-800-852-3345 ext.5300).

Click here for the full DHHS Health Alert.