Recall of Device Recall Cobas Homocysteine Enzymatic Assay

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Roche Diagnostics Operations, 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
    Urinary homocystine (nonquantitative) test system - Product Code LPS
  • Reason
    Customers complained about under-recovery of non-roche controls and discrepant low patient results with certain homocysteine reagent lots. this negative bias could, in the worst case, lead to inaccurately low homocysteine results. an elevated level of homocysteine is considered an important risk factor in the assessment of peripheral vascular disease. falsely low values could lead to a delay of di.
  • Action
    Roche Diagnostics sent URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE CORRECTION notifications dated 3/23/2015 to affected direct accounts via UPS. The recall notification included a description of the reason for the recall, affected product, consignee responsibilities, and instructions for responding to the formal recall notification. Please contact the Roche Support Network Customer Support Center, 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-428-2336 if you have questions.


  • Model / Serial
    05385415190, Homocysteine 100Tests, cobas c, COBAS INTEGRA  Lot number 69781101
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide Distribution-including PR and the states of AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, , SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, and WV.
  • Product Description
    Homocysteine test system - Homocysteine Reagent. || 05385415190; Homocysteine 100 Tests, cobas c, COBAS INTEGRA || Homocysteine Enzymatic Assay is an in vitro test for the quantitative determination of total L-homocysteine in human serum and plasma on Roche/Hitachi cobas c systems.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc., 9115 Hague Rd, Indianapolis IN 46256-1025
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source