Recall of Device Recall CentraLink Data Management System

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Inc..

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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
    Calculator/data processing module, for clinical use - Product Code JQP
  • Reason
    Enabling sending of preliminary/initial results on the advia chemistry xpt creates a risk that a critical result could be overwritten by the same result rather than showing the repeated result on centralink. a result could be erroneous and critical and appear to be verified upon repeat.
  • Action
    A Siemens service provider visited each site to verify and/or update customer configuration on the ADVIA Chemistry XPT and CentraLink Systems to ensure proper reporting of results. An Urgent Medical Device Correction letter was issued on December 16, 2014 to all affected customers. Customers were also provided a Customer Bulletin providing instructions on how configuration setting should remain.


  • Model / Serial
    CentraLink" Data Management System V14x Catalog Numbers: 10817209, 10818262
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Distributed in the state of WA.
  • Product Description
    ADVIA Chemistry XPT interfaced to the CentraLink Data Management System V14x in specific configurations: The CentraLink system software is a network solution provider and multi-system data manager for the instruments and lab automation systems (LAS) within the lab. The CentraLink software consolidates data from all connected instruments so that an operator can review and edit patient and quality control results from a single location.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Inc., 500 Gbc Dr Ms 514, PO BOX 6101, Newark DE 19702-2466
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source