U.S. regulator bans Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes from operating labs for two years

Knapp, Lucy LKnapp at PEACEHEALTHLABS.ORG
Mon Jul 11 18:21:24 UTC 2016


The answer to the question "how many errors" is I fear far, far too many. The quality control procedures alone, from what I've read, are horrifying - no reputable laboratory should operate like this one did. 

My opinion, a 19 year old drop out isn't educated sufficiently to run a laboratory.  Regulations in this country should be tough enough to prevent this from happening, but they aren't. It's way past time to revise CLIA. And laboratory staff should be licensed in all states. Many states allow high school diploma alone to run testing --- that's just wrong. The bare minimum should be a BS in Medical Technology or related field with additional training.

Lucy

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I’m not sure there is a way to calculate, or count, the number of errors that occurred because of the lab involved in the story below (see link).

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