Recall of Device Recall VITROS Immunodiagnostic Products CA 199 Reagent Pack and CA 199 Calibrators

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by ORTHO-CLINICAL DIAGNOSTICS.

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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
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  • Event Risk Class
    Class 2
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  • 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
    Customers may receive positively biased results when using vitros¿ immunodiagnostic products ca 19-9 total reagent packs, lot 1320 and vitros¿ ca 19-9 calibrators, lot 1320 on the vitros eci/eciq immunodiagnostic systems, the vitros 3600 immunodiagnostic system and the vitros 5600 integrated system. there is an unexpected observed change in ca 19-9 calibrators, lot 1320 calibrator values.
  • Action
    Ortho Clinical Diagnostics sent an Urgent Product Correction Notification July 2014 to all affected customers. The Notice identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer. Customers were instructed to Immediately discontinue using and discard Lots 1320 of VITROS CA 19-9 Calibrators and Reagent Packs. Review previously reported VITROS 25-OH Vitamin D Total results using Lot 1320. Review quality control results used to verify calibration events. Results lower than the target mean may indicate potentially biased assay results. Discuss any concerns regarding previously reported results with the Laboratory Medical Director or with the requesting physician. Complete and return the attached Confirmation of Receipt form. OCD will: credit their account for all VITROS¿ CA 19-9 Calibrators and Reagent Packs that were discarded or ship repalcment product uspon request. Customers were instructed to forward the information in this notification if they have distributed this product outside of their facility. Customers with questions were instructed to contact their Customer Technical Service representative or contact the Customer Technical Service representative at 1-800-421-3311.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot 1320, Product code: 6800035 and 6800040
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide) and Internationally to France and Japan
  • Product Description
    VITROS¿ Immunodiagnostic Products CA 19-9 Calibrators and Reagent Packs, Lot 1320 || VITROS¿ CA 19-9 Reagent Packs are used on VITROS¿ ECi/ECiQ Immunodiagnostic Systems, VITROS¿ 3600 Immunodiagnostic Systems and VITROS¿ 5600 Integrated Systems for the quantitative measurement of 1116-NS-19-9 defined antigen in human serum and plasma.
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  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
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