FDA Warns About Risk of Inaccurate Lead Test Results

Published Date: 
Monday, June 5, 2017
Issue: 
No.195
Category: 
News of Interest

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) along with the CDC warn Americans of certain lead tests manufactured by Magellan Diagnostics may conclude inaccurately low results for some children, nursing others, and pregnant women. Parents of children younger than six years old, pregnant women, and nursing others who have been tested for lead exposure are recommended to contact a health care professional to see if they should be retested. CDC recommendations for health care providers to retest children younger than six years of age if:

  • the lead test was conducted with any Magellan Diagnostics’ LeadCare System tests using blood drawn from a vein;
  • they received a result of less than 10 micrograms per deciliter (µg/dL)

View the news release here

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