Recall of ADVIA Centaur/Centaur XP/Centaur CP Systems HBc Total (HBcT) Assay

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 increased assay imprecision and a positive bias (increase in index values) in the low end of the assay with the advia centaur systems hbc total (hbct). the increased imprecision and positive bias is observed with patient samples and negative controls and can result in an increase in false reactive results.The increase in the number of false reactive results may cause additional testing but should not result in the reporting of an increased number of false positive results to physicians. the instructions for use (ifu) recommends that clinical interpretation be made in conjunction with other hbv serological markers.
  • Action
    Siemens is asking customers to discontinue use and discard the affected kit lots. Customers are advised to review the letter with their Medical Director. This action has been closed-out on 18/04/2017.


  • Model / Serial
    ADVIA Centaur/Centaur XP/Centaur CP Systems HBc Total (HBcT) AssayCatalogue Number: 07566733Siemens Material Number (SMN): 10309508Kit lot numbers: 36217064, 36281064, 36449064, 37406064 and 38177064 Expiration Date: February 10, 2015AUST L number: 93126 An in vitro diagnostic medical device (IVD)
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  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source