QUESTION: Where to obtain equipment for finger prick method to test office workers on smelter site for blood lead 05 Aug 2008 Tasmania, Australia
I am the OH&S nurse at the Nyrstar zinc smelter in Hobart. We are looking at the idea of using the Finger prick method to test our office workers on site. Do you have any information regarding this and contacts of where we can purchase this equipment.
ANSWER: 05 Aug 2008
ESA's portable Lead Care blood lead testing machine can test lead in either finger stick or venous samples in the field. The quantitative result takes three minutes per sample. In the US, the cost of each test qualifies for
reimbursement as a quantitative blood lead.
LeadCare® is a brand of Magellan
Diagnostics, a medical device company that develops point-of-care systems,
clinical laboratory instruments, and analytical laboratory services focused on
lead testing. Headquartered outside Boston in Billerica, Massachusetts, Magellan
is dedicated to providing high quality; reliable products that help identify
children and adults at risk of harm due to lead exposure.
If it is the LeadCare machine that you're after, Point of Care Diagnostics (POCD) imports them into Australia (and New Zealand) (see http://www.pocd.com.au/POCDpr_LeadCare-II_blood_analyzer.php) For further information contact Peter Merrilees - or phone Freecall within Australia 1800 640 075, or Sydney (02) 9437 1355.
I hope this helps
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