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FDA & CDC Issue Blood Lead Test Safety Alert for Certain Lead Tests Manufactured Magellan Diagnostics

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Fri, 05/26/2017

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, May 23, 2017 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued a blood lead test safety alert stating that certain lead tests manufactured by Magellan Diagnostics may provide inaccurate results for some children and adults in the United States. When performed on blood drawn from a vein, these particular machines may provide results that are lower than the actual level of lead in the blood.

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