BD has become aware that thiuram, a material found in the rubber stoppers of the BD Vacutainer® EDTA and the
BD Vacutainer®Lithium Heparin blood collection tubes, is not compatible with Anodic Stripping Voltammetry (ASV) methodology.
This methodology is known to be used within the Magellan LeadCare® testing systems.
The thiruam can sometimes release sulphur (sulfur)-containing gases, which may dissolve into the blood sample and bind the lead particles.
This chemical reaction makes it difficult for the Magellan lead tests to detect the correct amount of lead in a sample.