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FDA is warning consumers not to use certain pregnancy tests

The tests were manufactured by Universal Meditech, Inc., which notified the FDA that it has stopped all operations.
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Posted at 1:49 PM, Aug 15, 2023

The Food and Drug Administration is asking consumers not to use certain pregnancy, ovulation and urinalysis tests. 

The tests were manufactured by Universal Meditech, Inc., which notified the FDA that it had stopped all operations and is no longer providing support for the tests. 

"The FDA is not able to confirm the performance of UMI’s tests, raising concerns that the tests may not be safe and effective," the FDA said in a statement. 

UMI initiated a recall to stop tests from going to distributors, but it did not recall items already distributed to consumers. That's what prompted an FDA Safety Communication, so customers would know to stop using the tests. 

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If you have any of the following products, the FDA says you should throw them out:

One Step Pregnancy Test 

DiagnosUS One Step Ovulation Test 

HealthyWiser UriTest 10 Parameter Reagent Test Strips for Urinalysis 

HealthyWiser UriTest UTI Test Strips 

HealthyWiser KetoFast Ketone Test Strips 

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DeTec hCG Pregnancy Urine Test 

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PrestiBio Urinalysis Test Strip 10 Parameters

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The FDA recommends that people see their medical provider to confirm results if they've recently used one of the tests. 

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