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Originator: MHRA Medical Device Alerts

Issue date: 26-Apr-2018 15:00:24

This alert has been issued to:
  • Care Trusts
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  • Independent Healthcare Providers (registered with CAS)
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  • Special Health Authorities
  • Director of Public Health

Action category: Immediate Action

Title: BD Vacutainer® EDTA & BD Vacutainer® Lithium Heparin Tubes – risk of incorrect results for lead testing or other assays using ASV methodology

Broadcast content: Manufactured by Becton Dickinson (BD) – Due to a material in the rubber stopper, affected blood collection tubes may not be compatible with assays using Anodic Stripping Voltammetry (ASV) methodology.

Additional information: NHS Regional Offices:

Cascade to primary care

Alert reference: MDA/2018/012

Action underway deadline: 11-May-2018

Action complete deadline: 25-May-2018


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