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About the Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
Magellan Diagnostics, Inc. and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have issued a recall notice concerning the use of some LeadCare® Blood Lead Tests (certain LeadCare II, LeadCare Plus, and LeadCare Ultra test kit lots that were manufactured and distributed between October 27, 2020, and June 15, 2021. The use of these devices may cause serious injuries because they might underestimate blood lead levels.
Please refer to the attached FDA recall notice for additional information, instructions, and recommendations for future blood lead testing. Learn more
Florida's Lead Poisoning Prevention Program conducts surveillance of blood lead testing and poisonings in the state, promotes blood lead screening for high-risk populations, and provides information to health care providers, individuals, and businesses on lead poisoning prevention.
The program activities include:
- Surveillance and epidemiology
- Lead Poisoning investigation
- Primary prevention
- Coordination of care
The program is authorized under the following state and federal rules and / or statues.
- The Florida Lead Poisoning Prevention Screening & Education Act, section 381.985.
- Chapter 64D-3, Florida Administrative Code
If you have a question about services related to lead poisoning in your community, contact your County Health Department.
For questions about the state program contact the Florida Lead Poisoning Prevention Program