||December 11, 2012
||Terminated on September 25, 2015
|Recall Event ID
Acid, folic, radioimmunoassay -
||Siemens Healthcare ADVIA Centaur Folate (FOL)
500 Test 06891541
100 Test 06367974
Ref Kit (US only) 09132781
Ref Kit (US only) 00203473
Intended Use For in vitro diagnostic use in the quantitative determination of folate in serum or red blood cells using the ADVIA Centaur and ADVIA Centaur XP systems.
||Al lot codes
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Inc
333 Coney St
|For Additional Information Contact
|Operating range of the ADVIA Centaur systems is 18C¿ to 30¿C (64.4¿F to 86.0¿F), a change in room temperature may increase or decrease assay results, depending on the specific assay and ADVIA Centaur system used.
||Siemens Healthcare issued An Urgent Medical Device Correction Notice (for US customers) and an Urgent Field Safety Notice (for customers outside the US) dated November 5, 2012, to all affected customers. These notices inform customers who used the ADVIA Centaur BNP, BR, CA 19-9, Digitoxin, Folate, and Theophylline 2 assays to reduce their instrument operating temperature
range to 20 -25 degrees C and for the DHEAS assay to reduce the
instrument operating temperature range to 18 -26 degrees C when these
assays are being used. These notices also direct customers to review the
contents of the correction notice with their Laboratory Director or Medical
Director. A confirmation fax-back form was included to ensure that all
customers worldwide have been notified and have complied with the
Customers with questions were instructed to contact their Siemens Technical Solutions Center or their local technical support representative.
For questions regarding this recall call 508-668-5000.
|Quantity in Commerce
||100 Test=27392; 500 test=21045 and Reference Kits=3773
||Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide) and Internationally to the following countries:
Rep. of Yemen
|Total Product Life Cycle
TPLC Device Report
1 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
510(K)s with Product Code = CGN and Original Applicant = BAYER DIAGNOSTICS CORP.