Diabetes: Nova Biomedical recalls glucose test strips on abnormally high results

July 30, 2013 by Sony Salzman

Certain lots of Nova Biomedical's blood glucose test strips may show abnormally high test results, a glitch that prompted a recall of 21 lots of potentially defective strips.

Diabetes: Nova Biomedical recalls glucose test strips on abnormally high test results

Nova Biomedical recalled its Nova Max blood glucose meter test strips after discovering a glitch in which the meters displayed abnormally high results.

The Waltham, Mass.-based medical device company reported that 21 lots were affected by the recall, asking any customer with affected products to immediately stop using the strips.

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The glitch could lead to serious harm if a diabetic patient responds to the false reading with an inappropriate dose of insulin, according to the recall notice.

The company sells its Nova Max product through its Nova Diabetes Care arm. Customers can call the diabetes branch and order free replacement glucose test strips. Nova Max strips and other products are sold directly to patients at large retailers like CVS, Rite Aid and Walmart and through mail order services for diabetics.

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