Recall of Device Recall Autoimmune EIA ANA Screening Test Kit, Model 576AN

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Bio-Rad Laboratories 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
    Antinuclear antibody, antigen, control - Product Code LKJ
  • Reason
    The ana screening kit generates a high percentage of false positive results, associated with a low check control reading.
  • Action
    Bio-Rad issued an Urgent Medical Device Recall Notification letter dated March 1, 2010 to customers describing the issue and actions to be taken. Responses will be tracked via response forms. The letter instructed customers that affected products should be identified, quarantined, and discarded, or reworked with shorter expiration dates until newer lots are available. Bio-Rad can be contacted at 510-724-7000 concerning this recall.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot Numbers:  24591525,  24591572,  24592100,  24592396,  24500034
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution: Throughout the US, and to the countries of: Australia, Canada, France, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Panama, Singapore, South Korea and the UK.
  • Product Description
    Autoimmune EIA ANA Screening Test Kit, 576 Tests, || Model/Catalog Number: 576AN manufactured by Bio-Rad, Hercules, CA.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc, 4000 Alfred Nobel Dr, Hercules CA 94547-1803
  • Source