Recall of Device Recall ABX PENTRA Lactic Acid CPref. A11A01721

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Horiba Instruments 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
    Acid, lactic, enzymatic method - Product Code KHP
  • Reason
    N-acetylcysteine (nac) present in the blood of patients treated for paracetamol overdose can interfere with the trinder reaction that uses hydrogen peroxide catalytic on aminoantipyrine and phenol, and can produce falsely low results with the reagents using the trinder reaction method.
  • Action
    Customer notification letters were sent on 01/11/16. Customers were provided the following instructions/actions: When performing tests that use the Tinder reaction, the blood draw should be done before treatment is given to the patient. Reagent inserts for the concerned HORIBA Medical Products have been updated and now include the following additional warning: Patients treated with N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) for Paracetamol overdose may generate a false low result. The letter request customers share the information with laboratory staff and retain the notification as part of their laboratory documentation. The letter states it is mandatory for customers to complete and return the enclosed response form within 10 days in order for the firm to verify the understanding of the notice. If any questions contact the local HORIBA Medical representative.


  • Model / Serial
    All Lots
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    U.S. distribution to the following; CA, NY, AL, OK, MN, MS, MD, TX, KY, WV, MT, IL, FL, VA, WA, MI, KS, NE, PA, OH, ID, OR, AR, AZ, NM, NC, SC, GA, TN No foreign distribution.
  • Product Description
    ABX PENTRA Lactic Acid CP ref. A11A01721 || reagent is intended for the quantitative in vitro diagnostic determination of lactic acid in plasma by colorimetry. Lactic acid measurements that evaluate the acid-base status are used in the diagnosis and treatment of lactic acidosis (abnormally high acidity of the blood).
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Horiba Instruments Inc, 9755 Research Dr, Irvine CA 92618-4626
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source