Recall of ADVIA Centaur¿ Folate (FOL)

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, 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 Status
    Open, Classified
  • Event Country
  • 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
    Acid, folic, radioimmunoassay - Product Code CGN
  • Reason
    Concentrations for the level of biotin that does not interfere is not currently listed in the instruction for use for the dimension vista ctni, dimension vista mmb, dimension sirolimus, advia centaur fol, advia centaur ahbcm and the following immulite assays, 3gallergy specific ige, anti-hbc, br-ma (ca15-3), cea, folic acid, gastrin, om-ma (ca125), thyroglobulin, and vitamin b12, and these assays are susceptible to interference from biotin.
  • Action
    Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics issued a recall in March 2017 for products with incorrect units for biotin in the Instructions for Use. After further investigation, recalling firm determined that more Siemens products also had missing or incorrect information in the IFUs for which two recalls were initiated, and Amended Corrections and Removals Reports were submitted to the FDA


  • Model / Serial
    ADVIA Centaur¿ Folate; acid, folic, radioimmunoassay; SMN 10310308; 10325366; 10331250   Lot codes: ADVIA Centaur Folate (REF) Lot # 03460256 09302256 81236256 09294257 30152258 ADVIA Centaur Folate (100 Test) Lot # 76793256 85114256 96368256 05299257 99361257 19045258 25443258 40856260 ADVIA Centaur Folate (500 test) Lot # 73249256 76207256 85113256 00245257 00495257 03779257 05298257 99360257 19042258 19043258 19044258 31130258 36171260
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide and Canada, Mexico, and Thailand
  • Product Description
    ADVIA Centaur¿ Folate (FOL)
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Inc., 511 Benedict Ave, Tarrytown NY 10591-5005
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source