Field Safety Notices about ADVIA® Chemistry Systems

According to Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices of the Republic of Slovenia (via FOI), this field safety notices involved a device in Slovenia that was produced by Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc..

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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
  • Event Country
  • Event Source
  • Notes / Alerts
    Data from Slovenia is current through February 2019. All of the data comes from the Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices of the Republic of Slovenia (via FOI), 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 Slovenia.
  • Extra notes in the data
  • Reason
    Siemens healthcare diagnostics has confirmed the alkaline phosphatase reagents kit lots listed in table 1 above used on the advia® 1200, 1650, 1800, 2400, and xpt chemistry systems demonstrate an increased incidence of absorbance flags (u, u) and //// errors. absorbance flags u and u indicate abnormal high absorbance exceeding either the blank or sample limit. absorbance flag //// indicates a calculation error and no result is generated by the system. .


  • Model / Serial
    Alkaline Phosphatase ALPAMP 03035814 10309049 327460 Alkaline Phosphatase ALPDEA 03036535 10341131 327465 Alkaline Phosphatase Concentrated ALPA_c 06860450 10283340 327471
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source