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Boodman SG. Washington Post. June 13, 2011:E1.
Potentially fatal errors with GDH-PQQ [glucose dehydrogenase pyrroloquinoline quinone] glucose monitoring technology.
MedWatch Safety Alert. Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; August 13, 2009.
This public health notification raises awareness of the potential for falsely elevated blood glucose readings in patients using therapeutic products containing certain non-glucose sugars.
Cameron M. St. John's, NL: Government of Newfoundland and Labrador; 2009. ISBN: 978551463537.
This government report investigated certain laboratory tests conducted from 1997 to 2005 in Newfoundland and Labrador. The investigation revealed test result errors and failure to notify patients, as well as a lack of oversight. The report makes numerous recommendations with respect to ethics, standards of care, and disclosure of medical errors and adverse events. (Click on the volume titles on the cover page to view the full report.)
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Zilka LJ, Lott JA, Baker LC, Linard SM. J Clin Lab Anal. 2008;22:254-256.
Inconsistent and possibly erroneous results of thyroid tests for newborns occurred in 18 patients among 600,000 tested in this study. The authors recommend follow-up studies to determine the reproducibility of these results.