Recall of AdvanDx GNR Traffic Light PNA FISH

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Advandx Inc.

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 2
  • Event Number
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Date Posted
  • Event Status
  • Event Country
  • Event Terminated Date
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    U.S. data is current through June 2018. All of the data comes from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, except for the category Manufacturer Parent Company.
    The Parent Company was added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records.
  • Extra notes in the data
    Kit, identification, enterobacteriaceae - Product Code JSS
  • Reason
    Gnr traffic light pna fish may have false positive results with pseudomonas putida and pseudomonas fulva.
  • Action
    AdvanDx sent a "GNR Traffic Light PNA FISH (KT011) Package Insert Replacement" letter dated September 14, 2012 to all affected customers. The letter identified the product, problem, and actions to be taken by the customers. All customers received an Acknowledgement Form to complete and return to AdvanDx so that the effectiveness of the replacement can be evaluated. Contact AdvanDx Technical Support at 1-866-376-0009 for questions regarding this notice.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot Numbers: 02012A-US Exp. Date: 4-2014; 0812A-US Exp. Date: 12-2013; 01212A-EU Exp. Date: 4-2012 00712A-EU Exp. Date: 12-2013
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) and the countries of Austria, Denmark, Italy, Germany, Finland, and UK.
  • Product Description
    AdvanDx GNR Traffic Light PNA FISH, In Vitro Diagnostic for Culture Identification Kit for Escherichia coli,and/or Klebsiella pneumoniae and/or Pseudomonas aeruginosa || Catalog number: KT011. || GNR Traffic Light PNA FISH is a multicolor, qualitative nucleic acid hybridization assay intended for the identification of Escherichia coli,and/or Klebsiella pneumoniae and/or Pseudomonas aeruginosa on smears from positive blood cultures containing Gram-negative rods observed on Gram stain. Sub-culturing of positive blood cultures is necessary to recover organisms for susceptibility testing and/or differentiation of mixed growth. The GNR Traffic Light PNA FISH assay is indicated for use as an aid in the diagnosis of coli, and/or K. pneumoniae, and/or P. aeruginosa bacteremia.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Advandx Inc, 400 Tradecenter, Ste 6990, Woburn MA 01801
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source