AUDIENCE: Laboratory, Patient, Pathology
ISSUE: BioMerieux is recalling the NucliSENS easyMAG Magnetic Silica (MagSil) because of effects on nucleic acids extraction performance. MagSil is used to extract and purify genetic material from patient samples. Kits with the affected lots of the Magnetic silica have exhibited a decrease of extraction performance with certain downstream applications. The detection problem could lead to a risk of false negative or invalid results for clinical laboratory tests. The use of the affected product may cause serious adverse health consequences, including death.
BACKGROUND: The NucliSENS easyMAG Magnetic Silica (MagSIL) is used to extract nucleic acids (RNA or DNA) from biological samples, such as blood, tissue, etc., which could then be used in various applications for molecular infectious disease assays, molecular oncology assays, and molecular genetics assays. This may affect laboratories, health care providers and all patient groups receiving a diagnosis who utilize laboratories who use the NucliSENS easyMAG nucleic acid extraction system as part of diagnostic applications. Recall was initiated July 18, 2016; for a full list of distribution dates, see the Recall Notice.
RECOMMENDATION: On July 18, 2016 and on August 10, 2016, bioMerieux sent Urgent Product Safety Correction Notices to affected customers. Please follow the company’s second correction notice dated August 10, 2016 for detailed instructions. Please review all results that were generated with the affected lots of extraction reagent to determine the appropriate course of action. For additional instructions see the Recall Notice.
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