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Recall Notice: ProbeTec ET Instrument for Detection of Chlamydia

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MedWatch – The FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program

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.

Read the 2003 MedWatch safety summary, including links to the CDRH recall notice at:

http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/SAFETY/2003/safety03.htm#ProbeTec

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