Recall notification - BD Vacutainer® EDTA and Lithium Heparin Tubes

Mar 22, 2018


BD has recently determined that the curing agent thiuram, used in the processing of rubber stoppers since 1996, can lead to release of carbon disulfide (CS2) and carbonyl sulfide (COS) gases into the headspace of the tubes. These gases can dissolve into the blood sample to chelate lead, and therefore interfere with the accuracy of the Anodic Stripping Voltammetry (ASV) testing methodology. Although the thiuram has been used since at least 1996, the release of CS2 and COS gases into the headspace and their effect on ASV methodology was only recently observed. ASV is the methodology used in Magellan Diagnostics' LeadCare® Testing Systems.

If you require further assistance, please contact Regional Customer Quality at 888-237-2762 Opt 3, Opt 2 Monday - Friday between 8AM and 5PM (CT).

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