Dec 6 2012
From Kelly Townsend at Tricore Reference Laboratories in Albuquerque: Just got a letter stating that BD Vacutainer is recalling a lot of their 2.7 mL sodium citrate tubes due to lithium heparin contamination. Has anyone seen issues with this and how are folks investigating? Thanks.
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The hospital’s attorney required that we do a look back and
The hospital’s attorney required that we do a look back and identify all patients who may have had coagulation testing using this BD Vacutainer. The doctors will receive a letter with the information presented by BD. This will give the physicians an opportunity to review unexpected or unexplained coagulation results for their patients. To date, we have not heard of concerns from any physicians.