April 4, 2001
Immucor Recalls Several Lots of Reagent Blood Cells
Audience: Blood Bank personnel
and other healthcare professionals
Norcross, GA (SafetyAlerts) - Immucor, Inc. has
initiated a voluntary recall for specific lots of Capture-R Ready-Screen and Capture-R
Ready-ID Solid Phase Test Wells. The recalled products are used by blood bank laboratories
to screen for and identify unexpected antibodies.
The recalling firm received complaints involving
situations in which testing with these lots failed to detect some examples of anti-Fya.
Product lots involved in these complaints include Capture-R Ready-Screen (I and II), Lots
X2701, X2801 and X29; Capture-R Ready-Screen (4), Lots G0101, G02, G03; Capture-R
Cells), Lots N42 and CW021; and Capture-R Ready-ID, Lots ID48 and ID49.
Capture-R Ready-Screen Lot X29 has been
potentially implicated in a transfusion reaction. No other blood group system antibodies
have been associated with these complaints.
To view the manufacturer's letter to healthcare
professionals (PDF format), click
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