Recall of Device Recall ADVIA Chemistry Systems Lipase

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 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
    Lipase-esterase, enzymatic, photometric, lipase - Product Code CHI
  • Reason
    Siemens internal investigation confirmed that current contamination avoidance settings do not prevent carryover resulting in falsely elevated advia chemistry lipase outlier results when running with triglycerides, triglycerides_2, triglycerides_c, cholesterol concentrated, and dldl reagents.
  • Action
    Siemens issued an Urgent Medical Device Correction on March 23, 2015, notifying direct consignees about the product, problem, and action to be taken. Customers were instructed to follow the directions provided in the customer letter in the event that a Lipase outlier is observed. All customers were requested to complete and return the Effectiveness Check questionnaire attached to the Urgent Medical Device Correction letter within (30) days. Field service personnel have been sent an SKB (Service Knowledge Base) describing the issue and instructing them how to deal with customer questions. For further questions please call (312) 275-7795.


  • Model / Serial
    Catalog Number: B01-4840-01; Material Number (SMN)10311896, Lot Numbers: 318706, 332463, expiration dates 2015-06-30, 2015-08-31
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - US (nationwide) Distribution and to the countries of : Thailand, Pakistan, Vatican, Guadeloupe, Reunion, French Polynesia , Serbia, Martinique, India, China, Singapore, Brazil, South Africa, Mexico, Canada, Israel, Australia, Egypt, Russian Federation, Indonesia, Rep. Korea (S) ,Unit.Arab Emir., Taiwan ,Argentina ,Chile, Malaysia ,Colombia, Peru, Kazakhstan, Paraguay, Vietnam, Algeria, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia and Turkey.
  • Product Description
    ADVIA Chemistry Lipase Reagent , Catalog Number B01-4840-01 REF: 01984894.
  • Manufacturer


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