Information on the LeadCare Test Kit “Controls Out of Range-Low”
(“COOR-LO”) Recall

February 10, 2021

We are pleased to announce that Magellan Diagnostics will resume distribution of LeadCare® II beginning the week of February 14th, 2022.

Due to high demand, our fulfillment capacity is currently limited. Magellan will allocate product moving forward as we work to increase our manufacturing capabilities. Please know we are working diligently to get product to you as quickly as possible. As always, we will work closely with our distribution partners to communicate real time updates on inventory availability as well as provide estimated shipping dates.  The LeadCare Team greatly appreciates your support and patience as we navigate these unprecedented circumstances.

At this time Magellan is not manufacturing LeadCare Plus or LeadCare Ultra assay kits.  More information on availability will be forthcoming.

Please note that the shelf life of LeadCare II product is currently 9 months from date of manufacture. The electronic calibration button in each kit will not permit that lot number to be used past the expiration date listed on the kit box label.

We continue to experience very high call and email volumes at this time. Our Product Support Team is processing requests as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience as we work to respond to your inquiries.

Covid related delays and disruptions have impacted many healthcare suppliers’ ability to provide customers with raw materials of consistent quality in a timely manner. Magellan has experienced such a disruption.

The Magellan quality management system identified discrepancies in the performance of LeadCare test kits.  It was originally suspected that a defect with the plastic used to manufacture Treatment Reagent tubes was the source of this discrepancy; however, studies have shown that the paperboard material used to package Treatment Reagent tubes is the source of the contaminant.  As the issue had the potential to underestimate blood lead levels when processing patient samples, Magellan voluntarily recalled test kits and temporarily suspended shipping. Magellan has conducted numerous studies and experiments to understand the root cause of the issue and has identified suitable replacement materials such that shipments can resume.

Please note LeadCare Analyzers (LeadCare® II, LeadCare Plus®, and LeadCare Ultra®) ARE NOT impacted by this recall. You are still able to use this instrumentation.

Please review the test kit LOT numbers below that are impacted by the recall.

Product Name

LeadCare II Blood Lead Test Kit

LeadCare Plus Blood Lead Test Kit

LeadCare Ultra Blood Lead Test Kit

Catalog Number

70-6762 82-0004 70-8098




Lot Numbers


2013M, 2014M 2015M, 2016M, and 2017M 2011MU

Expanded (2nd)

2101M, 2103M, 2105M, 2106M and 2107M 2104MU and 2108MU

Expanded (3rd)

2012M Sublots: -08, -09, -10, -11, -12, -13, and -14 N/A
Full Lots: 2018M, 2102M, 2109M, 2110M, 2111M, 2112M, 2113M, 2114M, 2115M, and 7114M

Magellan Reference No.



FDA Recall Notifications:

Lots Impacted in the Initial COOR-LO Recall:

  • LeadCare II : 2013M, 2014M, 2015M, 2016M and 2017M
    (Cat No. 70-6762)
  • LeadCare Plus & LeadCare Ultra: 2011MU
    (Cat No 82-0004 and Cat No 70-8098)

Download the Initial Recall Notification

CDC Information Related to the COOR-LO Recall:

NOTE: This CDC alert, dated October 14, 2021, does not add any new lots to the recall but rather reports on the lots indicated in the table posted above per Magellan’s August 30, 2021 expansion of the recall.

Lots Impacted in the Expanded (2nd) COOR-LO Recall:

  • LeadCare II: 2101M, 2103M, 2105M, 2106M, and 2107M
    (Cat No 70-6762)
  • LeadCare Plus & LeadCare Ultra: 2104MU and 2108MU
    (Cat No 82-0004 and Cat No 70-8098)

Download the Expanded (2nd) Recall Notification

Press Release: Magellan Diagnostics, Inc. Expands Voluntary Recall of LeadCare® Test Kits

Lots Impacted in the Expanded (3rd) COOR-LO Recall:

  • LeadCare II: 2012M-08, 2012M-09, 2012M-10, 2012M-11, 2012M-12, 2102M-13, 2012M-14, 2018M, 2102M, 2109M, 2110M, 2111M, 2112M, 2113M, 7114M, 2114M, 2115M
    (Cat No 70-6762)

Download the Expanded (3rd) Recall Notification

Where to find the lot number on your LeadCare Test Kit box

LeadCare® II


LeadCare Plus®


LeadCare Ultra®

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please call Magellan’s LeadCare Product Support Team at 1-800-275-0102, or by email at

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