FDA warns of venous blood collection with lead analyzerContents of the Hygienic Lab's blood lead specimen kit
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently issued a safety warning about the use of Magellan Diagnostics’ LeadCare analyzers with venous blood samples because of the potential of false low test results from the analyzers.

Hygienic Laboratory publishes annual report2016 Annual Report
A “Continuum of Change” is the theme for the State Hygienic Laboratory’s Fiscal Year 2016 annual report, recently published online and in hard copy.

Ethanol from train derailment spurs water assessmentDerailed train cars in Jack creek, northwest of Des Moines.
About 1,600 gallons of ethanol leaked into Jack Creek on March 13 as derailed tanker cars were being pulled from the creek south of Graettinger, about 160 miles northwest of Des Moines.

Biosafety training available to laboratoriansDrew Fayram speaks about biosafety.
The State Hygienic Laboratory has several upcoming biosafety education opportunities for clinical laboratory professionals in Iowa.