Recall of Device Recall ADVIA Chemistry Assays

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
    Colorimetry, salicylate - Product Code DKJ
  • Reason
    Various assays used to measure different chemical levels in blood, urine, or cerebrospinal fluid may interfere with the drugs sulfasalazine and/or sulfapyridine causing falsely elevated or falsely depressed results.
  • Action
    Letters were sent to consignees with the following instructions: " Please review this letter with your Medical Director. " Venipuncture should occur before drug administration of Sulfasalazine or Sulfapyridine as indicated above under Reason For Correction. Baseline assay values before administration of Sulfasalazine or Sulfapyridine therapy would not be affected. " Complete and return the Field Correction Effectiveness Check Form attached to this letter within 30 days. " If you have received any complaints of illness or adverse events associated with the products listed in Table 1 or 2, immediately contact your local Siemens Customer Care Center or your local Siemens technical support representative.


  • Model / Serial
    All lots
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
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  • Product Description
    ADVIA Salicylate (SAL) reagent chemistry assay; use in the quantitative determination of salicylate in human serum and plasma (lithium heparin). Product Number: 10327382 (Mfr: Sekisui Diagnostics)
  • Manufacturer


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