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(NPR)   FDA: Stop looking for lead in your kids' pants, it is not there   (npr.org) divider line
    More: Fail, Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, Common blood tests, Magellan, Blood test, inaccurate results, blood lead tests, Magellan Diagnostics, mitigation plan  
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2017-05-17 05:01:22 PM  
You're right:  It's closer to the torso.  Then suddenly, it's 25 yards away.

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2017-05-17 06:58:23 PM  
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2017-05-17 07:09:11 PM  
What about wood?
 
2017-05-17 07:34:31 PM  
Trump FDA:

Stop looking.
 
2017-05-17 07:37:14 PM  
If I'm reading this right, this company's leadership in lead lead people to be mislead, so as a consequence, it might have to relinquish its lead lead.

This is gonna leave people dazed and confused.
 
2017-05-17 07:39:17 PM  
Go back to the waste basket and retrieve the instructions. Then again it's prolly just the manufacturer's opinion on how to use it.
 
2017-05-17 07:39:38 PM  
"Men with insight,
Kids with graphite"
 
2017-05-17 07:48:51 PM  
I know it isn't in my pants, my dad said I have a lead foot. Several local, state and federal agencies seem to agree with him.
 
2017-05-17 07:53:29 PM  
I'd be happy with lead in my pencil
 
2017-05-17 08:27:41 PM  
I had to bring my kid for the test when she was about 2 and a half. They drew the blood from the vain while I held her arm out.

Man, that was brutal. I got to hand to the guy at Lab Corp.  I don't know how he found that vein, but first shot and it was over like that.

If he missed and had to go back, things might have gotten violent.
 
2017-05-17 09:05:50 PM  
...pants?
 
2017-05-17 09:49:56 PM  
Officials say the company first became aware of a potential problem through complaints received in the fall of 2014, and developed a mitigation plan, which was to basically just delay processing of the sample for 24 hours.

"And that completely resolved the problem. They communicated with their customers, their customers acknowledged receipt, and that was it," says Shuren
.

... all right.  That seems like they're stopping the investigation because they legitimately fixed the issue (not by discovering the cause, but by empirically determining how many tests were faulty and just holding the samples long enough to do several tests with different batches, if I'm reading between the lines right).

// If one in a hundred tests gives a false negative, doing it three times brings the false negative rate down to one in a million.  Easy enough, the hard part was all in noticing the issue in the first place.
 
2017-05-17 09:59:11 PM  

Jim_Callahan: // If one in a hundred tests gives a false negative, doing it three times brings the false negative rate down to one in a million.


Only if the false negative is completely random. It is possible that something could cause the false negatives, making the same samples always give a false negative.
 
2017-05-17 10:06:00 PM  
And for God's sake stop looking in other people's kids' pants.
 
2017-05-17 10:12:58 PM  

Gyrfalcon: ...pants?


Get the lead out of your pants; quit dilly-dallying; beat feet; hustle up.
 
2017-05-17 11:06:15 PM  

cyberspacedout: If I'm reading this right, this company's leadership in lead lead LED people to be mislead, so as a consequence, it might have to relinquish its lead lead.

This is gonna leave people dazed and confused.


/pedant, sorry
 
2017-05-17 11:07:17 PM  

mama2tnt: cyberspacedout: If I'm reading this right, this company's leadership in lead lead LED people to be mislead MISLED, so as a consequence, it might have to relinquish its lead lead.

This is gonna leave people dazed and confused.

/pedant, sorry


sh*t
 
2017-05-17 11:08:11 PM  

biggamehickman: [img.fark.net image 425x304]


Pretty sure it won't be the white kid drinking from the "regular" fountain.
 
2017-05-17 11:40:48 PM  

mama2tnt: cyberspacedout: If I'm reading this right, this company's leadership in lead lead LED people to be mislead, so as a consequence, it might have to relinquish its lead lead.

This is gonna leave people dazed and confused.


For so long it's not true?

/shark joke in there somewhere...
 
2017-05-18 12:06:50 AM  

mama2tnt: mama2tnt: cyberspacedout: If I'm reading this right, this company's leadership in lead lead LED people to be mislead MISLED, so as a consequence, it might have to relinquish its lead lead.

This is gonna leave people dazed and confused.

/pedant, sorry

sh*t


Whoa, can't believe I did that. Um, uh, er, autocorrect. Yeah, I blame that.

/hangs head in shame
 
2017-05-18 12:33:41 AM  

cyberspacedout: Whoa, can't believe I did that. Um, uh, er, autocorrect. Yeah, I blame that.

/hangs head in shame


autocorrect IS the biggest biatch next to me, I agree.
 
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