Recall of ADVIA Centaur XP Immunoassay System

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

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
    Analyzer, chemistry (photometric, discrete), for clinical use - Product Code JJE
  • Reason
    The firm is conducting a field correction for the advia centaur and advia centaur xp immunoassay systems, regarding manually loaded sample racks that are improperly loaded or pushed too far on the sample entry queue during normal operation of the advia centaur and advia centaur xp immunoassay systems. pushing the sample racks may cause misreads of sample ids (sid) if the sample rack loading instructions are not followed exactly as described in the advia centaur or advia centaur xp operators guide.
  • Action
    The firm, Siemens, sent "Urgent Medical Device Correction" Letters (dated 8/13/2014) to their consignees/customers informing them of the issue and actions to be taken. Field service personnel were sent a Support Bulletin describing the issue and instructing them how to deal with customer questions. The UFSN must be used by customers as an addendum to the system operating instructions until further notice. The consignees/customers were also instructed to review this letter with your Medical Director; complete and return the attached FIELD CORRECTION EFFECTIVENESS CHECK within 30 days via fax to the Customer Care Center at (302) 631-7597; retain the letter with your laboratory records and forward the letter to those who may have received this product. If you have any questions, please contact your Siemens Customer Care Center, your local Siemens technical support representative and/or call 914-524-2868.


  • Model / Serial
    All Serial Numbers
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution: US (nationwide) and countries of: Argentina, Austria, Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Belgrade, Brazil, Botswana, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Georgia, Great Britain, Hungary, Indonesia, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Kazakstan, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Martinique, Mexico, Myanmar, New Caledonia, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Pakistan, French Polynesia, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Vatican, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, and Zimbabwe.
  • Product Description
    ADVIA Centaur XP Immunoassay System, Catalog Numbers/Siemens Material Numbers (SMN) 10285219, 10316507, 10317207, 10317284, 10319668, 10320757, 10323213, 10324519, 10327135, 10327836, 10328940, 10329339, || 10336292, 10338631, 10364455, 10388696, 10471899 --- For in vitro diagnostic use || This immunoassay system is intended for professional use in a laboratory environment only. Tests performed using this system are intended for in vitro diagnostic use.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, 511 Benedict Ave, Tarrytown NY 10591-5005
  • Source