VITEK 2 Gram Negative Susceptibility Cards Containing Piperacillin/Tazobactam (TZP): Recall – Incorrect Test Results Observed
November 15, 2010 – bioMérieux, Inc. VITEK 2 Gram Negative Susceptibility Cards that contain Piperacillin/Tazobactam are reporting incorrect results for testing the susceptibility of E. coli and K. pneumoniae to this drug. For E. coli, both falsely-resistant and falsely-susceptible results have been reported; for K. pneumoniae, only falsely resistant results have been observed. Incorrect results could potentially lead to patients being inappropriately treated with Piperacillin/Tazobactam, which could cause serious injury or death.
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