Alere starts urgent recall of some blood clot test strips

May 6, 2014 2:35 PM

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(Reuters) - Alere Inc said it initiated a voluntary recall of certain blood clot test strips in the United States following reports of nine serious adverse events that included bleeding related to the death of three patients.

The test strip, PN 99008G2, measures how long it takes blood to clot in patients taking blood thinner warfarin and is used with Alere's INRatio2 PT/INR monitor.

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