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March 2022: Tennessee Early Intervention Services updates eligibility for services.

TEIS (The Tennessee Early Intervention System) has reduced the blood lead level that qualifies children for their services.  Accordingly, eligibility begins with a blood lead level of 5 µg/dL, as confirmed by two venous or four capillary tests.  The previous eligibility threshold was 10 µg/dL.


February 2022:  Magellan Resumes Distribution of LeadCare Units 

October 2021: Reduction of Lead Reference Level

September 2021: Magellan Diagnostics, Inc. Updated LeadCare Recall