ProbeTec ET Instrument
Audience: Clinical Microbiologists, Hospital Laboratory Staff and Risk Managers
The FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health posted a Class I recall notice for the ProbeTec ET Instrument, an in-vitro diagnostic medical device used for the detection of Chlamydia and gonorrhea in symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. The recalling firm is Becton Dickinson of Sparks, Maryland. A component of the in-vitro diagnostic device was incorrectly installed causing false positive and false negative results. Continued use of the defective instrument could result in a moderate to high risk of serious adverse health consequences, including death.
[August 21, 2003 - CDRH Recalls Page - FDA]