Recall of syngo Lab Data Manager Version VA11B and VA12A. 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
    Under certain conditions the system may not perform as intended, causing the release of results to the laboratory information system (lis) that should have been held for manual review due to auto-verification rules or the delay/omission of result transmission to the lis.
  • Action
    Siemens has provided their customers with work around instructions. A software fix is under development and will be provided in a future software release.


  • Model / Serial
    syngo Lab Data Manager Version VA11B and VA12A. An in vitro diagnostic medical device (IVD)Software version: VA11BSiemens Material Number: 10800057Software version VA12ASiemens Material Number: 10803188
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source