Which Siemens IMMULITE, RIA and DADE Controls will be discontinued and migrated to Bio-Rad controls?

The chart provided in Attachment 1, Table 1 shows the IMMULITE and RIA controls that will be discontinued and migrated to Bio-Rad equivalent controls.  The chart provided in Attachment 2, Table 1 shows the DADE controls that will be discontinued and migrated to Bio-Rad equivalent controls.

Which Siemens IMMULITE, Dimension, and Dimension Vista Controls will continue to be available from Siemens?

The chart provided in Attachment 1, Tables 2 and 3 show the IMMULITE and RIA controls that will continue to be available from Siemens.  The chart provided in Attachment 2, Tables 2 and 3, show the Dimension and Dimension Vista controls that will continue to be available from Siemens.

How do I convert to Bio-Rad Controls?

To proceed with your control conversion, please contact your local Bio-Rad representative or Bio-Rad distributor. Siemens recommends that you allow sufficient time for the IMMULITE, RIA and Dade control conversions. Please refer to Attachment 1, Table 1 (IMMULITE &RIA) and Attachment 2, Table 1 (Dade) for all inventory discontinuation dates so you can plan accordingly.

What should I do if I have a contract that includes Siemens IMMULITE, RIA and/or DADE Controls?

Your local Siemens representative will be contacting you to facilitate the conversion.

How will I troubleshoot my QC, when the Siemens Controls identified in Table 1 are no longer available?

For Bio-Rad controls, your local Bio-Rad Customer Service Center will assist you. Additionally, through participation in Bio-Rad’s Unity InterLaboratory Program, you may access the Bio-Rad website at www.qcnet.com to locate the data appropriate for your lot of Bio-Rad control.

To view the Siemens/Bio-Rad brochure, worldwide Bio-Rad contact information, and information on equivalent Bio-Rad controls, go to:  www.siemens.com/diagnostics-controlbrochure. You will continue to contact Siemens to address questions related to all Siemens products, including Siemens labeled controls.

I have more questions, where can I get a complete list of frequently asked questions and answers as well as more details on the migration?

For the most up-to-date information and for the complete list of frequently asked questions (FAQs), visit:  www.siemens.com/qc