Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de BK Virus R-gene kit when used on SmartCycler 2.0 platform. An in vitro diagnostic medical device (IVD).

Según Department of Health, Therapeutic Goods Administration, este evento ( retiro de equipo (recall) ) involucró a un dispositivo médico en Australia que fue producido por Biomerieux Australia Pty Ltd.

¿Qué es esto?

Una corrección al equipo o acción de retiro tomada por el fabricante para abordar un problema con un dispositivo médico. Los retiros (recalls) ocurren cuando un dispositivo médico está defectuoso, cuando puede poner en riesgo la salud, o cuando simultáneamente está defectuoso y puede poner en riesgo la salud.

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  • Tipo de evento
  • ID del evento
  • Clase de Riesgo del Evento
    Class II
  • Fecha de inicio del evento
  • País del evento
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  • URL de la fuente del evento
  • Notas / Alertas
    Australian data is current through July 2018. All of the data comes from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration, except for the categories Manufacturer Parent Company and Product Classification.
    The Parent Company and the Product Classification were added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records. The device classification information comes from FDA’s Product Classification by Review Panel, based on matches of recall data from the U.S. and Australia.
  • Notas adicionales en la data
  • Causa
    Following a customer complaint and an internal investigation, biomérieux has confirmed that when testing weak viral load samples, in conjunction with bk virus r-gene kit on smartcycler 2.0 platform, negative results may be obtained instead of positive as expected. the investigation confirmed that the issue has been observed only with smartcycler 2.0 and the issue only concerns low viral load samples (viral load equal or below the sensitivity control). the issue is detected by the sensitivity control (sc) that is the equivalent of a weak positive sample, which will be systematically negative instead of positive in most of the cases. when no sensitivity control is systematically run, there is a potential risk to obtain a false negative result. based on the investigation data, the performances claimed in the ifu regarding the use of smartcycler 2.0 in conjunction with bk virus r-gene kit could not be warranted.
  • Acción
    bioMérieux is advising customers to stop using the BK Virus R-gene kit ref. 69-013B on Smart Cycler 2.0. It is recommended that any concern customers have regarding previously reported results is discussed with the Laboratory Medical Director to determine the appropriate course of action.


  • Modelo / Serial
    BK Virus R-gene kit when used on SmartCycler 2.0 platform. An in vitro diagnostic medical device (IVD).(used for measuring the viral load of BK virus in whole blood, plasma and urine samples)Catalogue Number: 69-013BARTG Number: 211361
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