Recall of VITROS Chemistry Products TRIG Slides

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics.

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 Status
  • Event Country
  • 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
    Lipase hydrolysis/glycerol kinase enzyme, triglycerides - Product Code CDT
  • Reason
    Ortho clinical diagnostics confirmed that n-acetylcysteine (nac), a drug used for acetaminophen overdose, mucolytic therapy and is used as nutritional supplement, can interfere with vitros glu, lac, trig, and uric slides assays.
  • Action
    Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics sent an URGENT PRODUCT CORRECTION Letter (Ref. CL2016-152) dated August 11, 2016 via FedEx overnight courier and/ or ORTHO PLUS e-Communications and/or US Postal Service Priority Mail (for PO Boxes only) to all customers who could order and use affected product to inform them that new interferant were identified for GLU, LAC, TRIG and URIC Slides which may cause biased results. Foreign affiliates were informed by e-mail on August 11, 2016, of the issue and instructed to notify their consignees of the issue. For questions, please contact our Ortho CareTM Technical Solutions Center at 1-800-421-3311. For questions regarding this recall call 908-218-8776.


  • Model / Serial
    Current/In-date GENs 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27 through 32
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - US (Nationwide) Puerto Rico and Bermuda), Internationally to Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, England, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Republic of Panama, Poland, Singapore, Spain, and Venezuela.
  • Product Description
    VITROS Chemistry Products TRIG Slides, REF/Product Codes 133 6544 (300 slides per sales unit) and 832 9930 (90 slides per sales unit), Unique Device Identifier Nos. 10758750008889 and 10758750004768, Rx ONLY, IVD --- || For in vitro diagnostic use only. VITROS Chemistry Products TRIG Slides quantitatively measure triglyceride (TRIG) concentration in serum and plasma using VITROS 250/350/950/5,1 FS and 4600 Chemistry Systems and the VITROS 5600 Integrated System. Triglyceride measurements are used in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with diabetes mellitus, nephrosis, liver obstruction, other diseases involving lipid metabolism, or various endocrine disorders
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, 100 Indigo Creek Dr, Rochester NY 14626-5101
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source