Shared: Midland’s Georgian Bay General Hospital says investigation into faulty equipment completed
Georgian Bay General Hospital is releasing few details about its investigation into a faulty blood analyzer that may have given up to 120 patients incorrect test results.
“The hospital has concluded its investigation into the faulty analyzer results by contacting all individuals and families involved and ensuring appropriate follow-up was completed,” Jackie McLauchlin-Welch, director of communications and health information services, wrote in an Oct. 11 email.
“From the hospital perspective, the investigation is now closed.”
On April 15, GBGH revealed the immunoassay analyzer in its laboratory had measured results in nanograms per millilitre rather than nanograms per litre over a nine-day period from March 31 to April 8. The “mechanical error” resulted in lower levels being recorded than may have actually been the case.
Blood from patients was retested for troponin, a protein released when the heart muscle has been damaged, such as with a heart attack.
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