Recall of Device Recall Quest EIA ANA Screen Bulk Kit

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 value for the ana cutoff and ana positive controls will decrease overtime resulting in an unusually elevated positivity rate for patient samples tested.
  • Action
    Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. sent an URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL NOTIFICATION letter dated February 24, 2010, to their customer. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken. The customer was instructed to: Examine inventory and quarantine affected product. Identify all customers that have received the affected product and immediately notify them. Instruct them to discontinue use of the affected product. Complete and return the enclosed MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL RESPONSE FORM. For questions regarding this recall call (510) 724-7000.


  • Model / Serial
    96AN-Bulk Pack Unlabeled Components (Catalog No. 96 AN-BPU-QUEST) for ANA Screening Test; Lot No. 24591991, 24592395, 24500249, 24500250; Expiration date: 6/2010 (Lot 24952395); 12/2010
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide Distribution including FL
  • Product Description
    Quest EIA ANA Screen Bulk Kit, model number 96AN-BPU-QUEST. Manufactured by Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., Hercules, CA. For labeling and distribution by Quest International Inc. || Medical device is used as a qualitative enzyme immunoassay (EIA) intended to screen for the presence of antinuclear antibodies (ANAs) in human serum as an aid in the diagnosis of certain rheumatic diseases. This assay collectively detects, in one well, total ANAs against double stranded DNA (dsDNA, nDNA), histones, SS-A/Ro, SS-B/LA, Sm, Sm/RNP, Scl-70, Jo-1 and centromeric antigens along with sera positive for Immunofluorescent (IFA) HEp-2.
  • Manufacturer


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