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The researchers will conduct clinical validation in children suspected of having been exposed to high levels of manganese in Chicago.

BD and the FDA said that a chemical called thiuram found in certain BD blood collection tubes may render results from Magellan's LeadCare blood lead tests inaccurate.

A dozen senators fired off a letter to the agencies seeking questions to answers surrounding the recent recalls of lead-poisoning tests and systems from Magellan Diagnostics. 

The warning is for tests conducted by a venous draw, and the FDA/CDC recommends that some children and adults who got tested with Magellan's tests get retested.

The firm's three-minute lead test uses two drops of whole blood and will now be distributed in East and Central African countries.