FDA MedWatch - Class 1 recall of Becton Dickinson ProbeTec ET Urine Processsing Kit

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    MedWatch - The FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program

    FDA and Becton Dickinson notified healthcare professionals of a Class 1
    recall of the ProbeTec ET Urine Processing Kit, designed to aid in testing
    male and female urine specimens for Chlamydia and gonorrhea. This laboratory
    test may cause indeterminate and false negative clinical results which could
    lead to the patient not receiving treatment. Untreated infection could
    result in worsening infections, further disease transmission, pelvic
    inflammatory disease, infertility, ectopic pregnancy and other sequellae.

    Read the complete MedWatch 2005 safety summary, including links to the FDA
    Recall notice, at
    http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/SAFETY/2...5.htm#probetec

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