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Class 2 Device Recall Access Immunoassay Systems Unconjugated Estriol

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  Class 2 Device Recall Access Immunoassay Systems Unconjugated Estriol see related information
Date Initiated by Firm December 08, 2009
Date Posted August 15, 2011
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on April 16, 2012
Recall Number Z-3023-2011
Recall Event ID 59235
Product Classification Radioimmunoassay, estriol - Product Code CGI
Product Access¿ Immunoassay Systems
Part # 33570

The Access Unconjugated Estriol assay is a paramagnetic particle, chemiluminescent immunoassay for the quantitative determination of unconjugated estriol levels in human serum using the Access Immunoassay Systems.
Code Information Lot # 913348
Recalling Firm/
Beckman Coulter Inc.
250 S Kraemer Blvd
Brea CA 92821-6232
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The recall was initiated because Beckman Coulter has confirmed customer reports that a single lot of Access Unconjugated Estriol reagent (PIN 33570) may produce suppressed patient results and an increased incidence of IND (Indeterminate) flags. These issues have been associated with reagent lot 913348. This reagent met all testing specifications prior to release.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Beckman Coulter sent a PRODUCT CORRECTIVE ACTION (PCA) letter dated December 8, 2009, to all affected customers. The letter was sent via US Postal Service for all US customers with attached PCA response form. The letter identified the product the problem and the action needed to be taken by the customer. The customers were instructed to discontinue use of Access Unconjugated Estriol reagent lot number 913348. " No further orders of Access Unconjugated Estriol reagent lot number 913348 will be shipped. " Abnormally low Access Unconjugated Estriol results from samples tested previously with the affected lot should be reviewed in the context of other diagnostic tests. " Access Unconjugated Estriol results should be interpreted in light of the total clinical presentation of the patient, including: symptoms, clinical history, data from additional tests, and other appropriate information. Rerun any tests that produce a questionable result. In addition, customers were instructed to complete and return the enclosed PCA Response Form within 10 days. Customers with any technical questions regarding this Product Corrective Action were instructed to call Beckman Coulter Customer Service at (800) 854-3633 in the US and Canada. Outside of Canada and the US, customers were instructed to contact their local Beckman Coulter Representative.
Quantity in Commerce 2786 units total (2776 in the US)
Distribution Worldwide Distribution -- USA (nationwide) including the states of CA, CT, MA, NC, NM and TX and the country of Canada.
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 A record in this database is created when a firm initiates a correction or removal action. The record is updated if the FDA identifies a violation and classifies the action as a recall, and it is updated for a final time when the recall is terminated. Learn more about medical device recalls.
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
3 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55.