Field Safety Notices about Elecsys TSH and PTH assay

According to Inspectie Gezondheidszorg en Jeugd, this field safety notices involved a device in Netherlands that was produced by Roche.

What is this?

Field safety notices are communications sent out by medical device manufacturers or their representatives in relation to actions that they may be taking in relation to their product that is on the market. These are mainly for health workers, but also for users. They can include recalls and alerts.

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  • Type of Event
    Field Safety Notice
  • Date
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  • Notes / Alerts
    The data from the Netherlands is current through October 2018. All of the data comes from Inspectie Gezondheidszorg en Jeugd, 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 the Netherlands.
  • Extra notes in the data
  • Reason
    We regret to inform you that in case the elecsys pth (1-84) assay lot 185522 (expiry date may 2016) and elecsys tsh assay lot 185522 (expiry date june-2017) were ever used on the same cobas 8000 modular analyzer series configuration (which includes cobas e 602 module), this will lead to the following consequences to the tsh (see attachment).


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  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Manufacturer comment
    Note published by the authorities from the Netherlands: This message is a warning from the manufacturer. After placing a medical device on the market, the manufacturer is obliged to follow the device and, where necessary, to improve it. When there is a risk for the user, the manufacturer must take action. The manufacturer informs users and the inspection of this action with a warning (Field Safety Notice). See also medical device warnings. This is part of the supervision of medical technology.
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