- Silver Spring, Maryland-based public health protection agency The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first warned Americans in May 2017 that lead tests
manufactured by Magellan Diagnostics may provide inaccurate results for some children and adults in the US, and has made a commitment to continue to aggressively investigate the problem, the agency said.
In addition, the agency is continuing the investigation into the root cause of the inaccurate lead test
results and working with the CDC on an independent analysis of Magellan Diagnostics' LeadCare System tests and BD collection tubes.
kits simply detect the presence of lead in a sample of lead paint and test for the reaction of lead with either rhodizonate ion or sulfide ion.
Therefore, for many children with EBLLs, this question was answered YES, while it would have been NO if the survey had been administered before the blood lead test
A lead test
kit can determine which kind of solder was used.
for several violations of federal law, including marketing significantly modified versions of two of its blood lead testing systems without the FDA's required clearance or approval and failing to submit medical device reports to the agency after becoming aware of customer complaints involving discrepancies in blood lead test
But the identification of even one risk factor should trigger a blood lead test
, according to the policy statement from the ACOG's Committee on Obstetric Practice.
* Results from the survey indicated that most of the children in the area should receive a blood lead test
according to both state and CDC guidelines.
Of the 242 children, 32 had no lead test
, 113 had a first but no follow-up test (17 overdue and 96 either not yet due or too old for follow-up), five had only elevated first tests (i.e., delayed because too young or extenuating circumstances), and 92 had two tests.
In Michigan, Medicaid pays $11 for a blood lead test
, and private estimates range up to $30 per test.
The report indicates that in 2000, 9 percent of those tested had at least 1 blood lead test
result greater than or equal to 10 mcg/dL.
From 1991 to 1994, 81% of young children enrolled in Medicaid did not receive a blood lead test
despite longstanding requirements for screening in this high-risk group, the report said.