Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Common Lead Test May Be Wrong, FDA and CDC Say

Many children and pregnant women may need to get new lead tests because one of the most common lab tests may have given falsely low readings, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.

They may have mistakenly been given a clean bill of health when in fact they had dangerously high lead levels, the FDA said.

The blood tests were made by Magellan Diagnostics and it's the only FDA-approved test used in most doctor's offices, the FDA said. 

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