Recall of ADVIA Centaur, ADVIA Centaur XP and ADVIA Centaur CP - BNP Ready Pack Lot 038174 (An in vitro diagnostic medical device (IVD))

According to Department of Health, Therapeutic Goods Administration, this recall involved a device in Australia that was produced by Siemens Ltd Diagnostics Division.

What is this?

A correction or removal action taken by a manufacturer to address a problem with a medical device. Recalls occur when a medical device is defective, when it could be a risk to health, or when it is both defective and a risk to health.

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  • Type of Event
  • Event ID
  • Event Risk Class
    Class II
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Country
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    Australian data is current through July 2018. All of the data comes from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration, except for the categories Manufacturer Parent Company and Product Classification.
    The Parent Company and the Product Classification were added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records. The device classification information comes from FDA’s Product Classification by Review Panel, based on matches of recall data from the U.S. and Australia.
  • Extra notes in the data
  • Reason
    Siemens healthcare diagnostics has confirmed that there may be an incorrect side label on a small percentage of the advia centaur systems bnp ready packs from reagent lot 038174. incorrectly labelled ready packs are included within kit lots 43305174, 43278174, 43306174 and 43279174. the human-readable side label may incorrectly identify the ready pack as advia centaur systems ft4 ready pack. the ready pack end label and the barcode end label correctly identify the ready pack as the advia centaur systems bnp ready pack and the ready pack will scan correctly as bnp when loaded onto the advia centaur systems. the kit boxes are correctly labelled as bnp. other advia centaur bnp kit lots ending in 174 are not impacted. the reagent in the ready pack has been verified as bnp reagent and will generate valid results when calibrating and running quality control or patient samples using the affected advia centaur systems bnp ready pack kit lots.
  • Action
    Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics(SHD) is instructing their customers to examine their inventory of BNP Ready Packs identified with the human-readable FT4 side labels and discard any affected packs. Siemens representative will provide the product replacement. Siemens is also informing their customers that any results generated with an affected pack are valid; the instruments identify the pack correctly and there is no performance issue with the reagent within the packs. This action has been closed-out on 11/08/2016.


  • Model / Serial
    ADVIA Centaur, ADVIA Centaur XP and ADVIA Centaur CP - BNP Ready Pack Lot 038174 (An in vitro diagnostic medical device (IVD))Catalog Number: 02816138 Siemens Material Numbers: 10309044 Kit Lots: 43305174, 43278174Catalog Number: 02816634 Siemens Material Numbers:10309045 Kit Lots:43306174, 43279174Expiration Date: July 11, 2015 ARTG number: 175075
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  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source