Recall of LeadCare® Blood Lead Tests Due to Risk of Falsely Low Results, Update #1: Expanded Recall to Include all LeadCare® II Testing Supply Kits

NH DPHSOn August 31, 2021, NH DHHS issued a health alert update on the recall of LeadCare blood lead tests.

Key Points and Recommendations:

  • Magellan Diagnostics, Inc. has expanded their product recall involving the LeadCare ® blood test kits. This expanded COOR-LO recall includes LeadCare® II Blood Test Kits lots: 2012M (Sublots -08, -09, -10, -11, -12, -13, and -14); 2018M; 2102M; 2109M, 2110M; 2111M; 2112M; 2113M; 2114M; and 2115M and is outlined below. These lots are in addition to previously recalled lots.
  • Providers and healthcare organizations should discontinue use of all LeadCare® II testing supply kits and quarantine remaining inventory. 
  • Providers and healthcare organizations should identify and contact patients tested with recalled test kit lots.
    o All results tested on impacted lots should be confirmed with an alternative lead testing option analyzed using a high complexity testing method, such as Inductively
    Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) or Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (GFAAS) and depending on availability may include: 
    • Venous sampling 
    • Capillary Microtainer (EDTA) tube
  • The CDC has an instruction poster Steps for Collecting Finger Stick Capillary Blood Using a Microtainer® available.
  • LeadCare analyzers are not impacted by the recall. 
  • Magellan Diagnostics has temporarily stopped shipments of LeadCare® test kits and has not issued a definitive date to resume shipments.

    Full DHHS Alert

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