Abbott Glucose Test Strips: Recall - False Low Blood Glucose Results
MedSun: Newsletter #56, January 2011

FDA MedWatch Safety Alert

FDA and Abbott Diabetes Care notified healthcare professionals and patients of a recall of 359 different lots of glucose test strips marketed under the following brand names: Precision Xceed Pro, Precision Xtra, Medisense Optium, Optium, OptiumEZ and ReliOn Ultima. The problem relates to a defect that inhibits sufficient absorption of blood into the test strip. Strips exposed to warm weather or prolonged storage may be more likely to provide a false result. Test strips with lot numbers that have been recalled may give falsely low blood glucose results. Both scenarios pose risks to health. Patients with diabetes should be aware of this problem and take steps to prevent it from affecting their health. Customers can check if they have tests trips from the recalled lots by visiting Abbott’s website to look up their product lot number: http://www.precisionoptiuminfo.com.

Additional Information:

FDA MedWatch Safety Alert. Abbott Glucose Test Strips: Recall - False Low Blood Glucose Results. December 22, 2010.
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm237910.htm


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