Alere INRatio, INRatio2 Monitor Recall
Alere INRatio and INRatio2 Monitors and Test Strips Have Been Recalled
Alere San Diego, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of the Alere INRatio/INRatio2 PT/INR Monitoring System. This removal includes both the Alere INRatio/INRatio2 PT/INR Monitors as well as the Alere INRatio Test Strips used with the monitors.
The Alere INRatio/INRatio2 Monitoring System is used outside the body to monitor the clotting time of blood in patients taking warfarin and other blood thinners. Earlier, in December 2014, Alere initiated a voluntary correction to inform users of the Alere INRatio/INRatio2 Monitoring System that patients with certain medical conditions should not be tested with the system due to the potential of the Alere INRatio system to provide an INR result that was significantly lower than a result obtained using a laboratory INR system.
Recently, in October 2016, Alere decided to voluntarily remove the Alere INRatio System from the market and discontinue manufacturing of the product line. Alere recommends that users of the Alere INRatio Monitoring System contact their physician as soon as possible to transition to an alternate method of PT/INR testing.
If you or a loved one used the Alere INRatio/INRatio2 Monitoring System and had a medical complication resulting from inaccurate test results, please contact the attorneys at Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz immediately. You may have a valuable legal claim. There are no fees or costs unless we recover for you.