Recall of Device Recall ARCHITECT CA 199XR Reagent Kit

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

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
    System, test, carbohydrate antigen (ca19-9), for monitoring and management of pancreatic cancer - Product Code NIG
  • Reason
    The six architect ca 19-9xr reagent lots are demonstrating a shift up in patient results. the abbott controls however do not detect the upward shift and will test within range.
  • Action
    The firm, Abbott Laboratories, sent a "Product Recall Immediate Action Required" letter dated May 30, 2012 to all Architect CA 19-9XR customers who received the affected reagent lots. The customers were directed to immediately discontinue use and destroy any remaining inventory of the lots listed; to review the patient results obtained with the affected lots with the treating physician or heath care provider to ensure they are aware of the potential analytical issue and can determine whether re-evaluation of the patient is necessary; to forward a copy of the letter to any laboratory to whom they may have forwarded the reagent; and to retain a copy of the letter for their records and to complete and return the Customer Reply Form via fax to: 1-800-777-0051 or e-mail: For questions were call your local Customer Service representative or call the field action coordinator at 847-938-1923.


  • Model / Serial
    lot 08849M500 exp. 10/13/2012; lot 08851M500 exp. 10/13/2012; lot 08852M500 exp. 11/30/2012; lot 08853M500 exp. 11/30/2012; lot 10040M500 exp. 11/30/2012; and lot 10122M500 exp. 11/30/2012
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - US (nationwide) the states of: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Iowa, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Washington, including Puerto Rico, and the countries of Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Gaza & Jericho, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Yemen, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela and Vietnam.
  • Product Description
    ARCHITECT CA 19-9XR Reagent Kit; ARCHITECT CA 19-9 Reagent Kit, list 291-20 (4 x 100 tests), 2K91-25 and 2K91-27 (1 x 100 tests); || Product Usage: || The ARCHITECT CA 19-9XR assay is a chemiluminescent microparticle immunoassay (CMIA) for the quantitative determination of 1116-NS-19-9 reactive determinants in human serum or plasma on the ARCHITECT i System. The ARCHITECT CA-19-9XR assay is to be used as an aid in the management of pancreatic cancer patients in conjunction with other clinical methods.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Abbott Laboratories, 100 Abbott Park Rd, Abbott Park IL 60064-3502
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Manufacturer comment
    “We are in constant communication with regulatory agencies and competent authorities worldwide which allows us to implement global recalls or in-country communication quickly and effectively,” Abbott, which now owns St. Jude Medical told ICIJ in a statement. In addition to sending global notices to physicians worldwide, we also make sure that product advisories are available online and classification of product recalls and product advisories are determined by global regulatory bodies which can impact the timing in any given country. MD companies follow varying regulations in different countries. In come countries software is not regulated so a recall in one country related to software would not be classified as a recall or field action in another. In addition, review cycles within the regulatory process can be different in each country which can impact communication and recall timing.
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