Health Alert: Blood tests significantly underestimated lead levels, FDA and CDC warn

The warning applies to tests that involved blood taken from the vein, not finger or heel prick. Health agencies urge retests of some children, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers whose blood lead was measured from 2014 to 2017. The federal government is launching a full investigation into Magellan Diagnostics, a leading testing company.

 
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Health Alert Wed., May. 17, 2017 12:04 p.m.
 
 
Blood tests significantly underestimated lead levels, FDA and CDC warn
The warning applies to tests that involved blood taken from the vein, not finger or heel prick. Health agencies urge retests of some children, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers whose blood lead was measured from 2014 to 2017. The federal government is launching a full investigation into Magellan Diagnostics, a leading testing company.
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