Recall of VITEK2 AST-YS06 & VITEK2 AST-YS07 Test Kits

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

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 I
  • 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
    An issue related to out-of-range-low (oorl) flucytosine (fct) qc results for candida krusei atcc 6258, the package insert qc strain, has been identified in association with the vitek 2 ast-ys06 and ast-ys07 test kits.Internal investigation at the manufacturing site has observed the oorl fct qc results for candida krusei atcc 6258. internal testing of fct with additional isolates shows a trend to call one to two doubling dilutions low. candida krusei are intrinsically resistant to fct and are therefore forced "resistant" in vitek 2 software (as of version 7.01); the vitek® 2 7.01 fct forcing rule does not apply to other candida species. user reports have been limited to the atcc 6258 qc strain; however, impact to patient results for candida krusei and other yeast cannot be ruled out.
  • Action
    For the referenced test kits (VITEK 2 AST-YS06 or AST-YS07), laboratories are advised to not report Flucytosine (FCT) results for any organism until the new formulation (fct02n) is released. This issue will be resolved with the release of a new Flucytosine (fct02n) formulation. The estimated timeframe for introduction of cards with the new Flucytosine formulation is six months. This action has been closed out on 09/08/2016.


  • Model / Serial
    VITEK2 AST-YS06 & VITEK2 AST-YS07 Test KitsCatalogue numbers: 412610 & 414967Lot numbers: 286303720, 287314910, 287314912, 287317310, 287318920, 287321940, 287323520, 287329620, 287330520, 287334810, 287336220, 287340140, 287344620, 287344622, 287346710, 287350120 & 287350910Pack size: 20 CardsARTG number: 196634
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  • Manufacturer