FDA issues safety alert on pregnancy tests after bust on illegal medical lab

Enlarge / A picture of containers taken from the illegal UMI lab in Reedley, California.FCDPH

The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to use any at-home tests made by Universal Meditech, Inc. (UMI), the company behind an illegal medical lab hidden in a warehouse in the small city of Reedley, California. The lab was shut down earlier this year by local, state, and federal agencies, which are still working to clear the site, properly dispose of all its hazardous contents, and investigate those responsible.

“UMI has notified the FDA that it has stopped all operations and is no

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