Recall – COVID-19 interpretive software may yield invalid results

Company: Life Technologies Corporation
Date of Enforcement Report: 9/23/2020
Class II

PRODUCT

The TaqPath RT-PCR COVID-19 Kit with Applied Biosystem’s COVID-19 Interpretive Software v1.2 for 7500 RTPCR instruments, includes the assays and controls for a multiplex real-time RT-PCR test for the qualitative detection of RNA from SARS-CoV-2 in upper respiratory specimens and bronchoalveolar lavage specimens from individuals suspected of COVID-19 by their healthcare provider. The test is interpreted by COVID-19 Interpretive Software

Recall Number: Z-2978-2020

REASON

COVID-19 Interpretive Software issues that may cause: 1) the risk of invalid or inconclusive tests/false negative and potentially increasing the retesting burden on customers. 2) false positive results due to improper vortexing.

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER

Life Technologies Corporation on 8/6/2020. Voluntary:  Firm Initiated recall is ongoing.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE

NA

DISTRIBUTION

U.S. Nationwide and International

What’s New

FDA:  Exemptions, Variances, and Alternate Forms of Adverse Event Reporting for Medical Devices

Manufacturers, importers, and user facilities can request an exemption or variance from any or all of the medical device reporting requirements in 21 CFR Part 803.  Read more:  https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/medical-device-reporting-mdr-how-report-medical-device-problems/exemptions-variances-and-alternate-forms-adverse-event-reporting-medical-devices

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