FDA: Bacterial Contamination in Some Lots of Ultrasound Transmission Gel

May 4, 2012 | Strategic Insights for Ambulatory Care


Healthcare providers should stop using Other-Sonic Generic Ultrasound Transmission Gel that was manufactured between June 2011 and December 2011, because some lots are contaminated with harmful bacteria, states an April 18, 2012, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) press release. The affected lot numbers are 060111, 090111, and 120111; the product is sold in 250 mL bottles and 5 L dispensing containers. The products have been found to contain Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella oxytoca. Patients who are exposed to *P.

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