Company Announcement

Ellume issues voluntary recall of specific lots of Ellume COVID-19 Home Tests

Frederick, Maryland and Brisbane, Australia October 1, 2021
Updated October 25, 2021.

Digital diagnostics company Ellume today announced it is voluntarily recalling specific lots of the Ellume COVID-19 Home Test, the company’s rapid, at-home COVID-19 antigen test, which has been granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

There is an increased chance that tests from the affected lot numbers may give a false positive result. The voluntary recall is being taken after specific product lots reported false-positive test result rates higher than was observed in clinical testing. Ellume has investigated the issue, identified the root cause, implemented additional controls and we are continuing to work on resolving the issue that led to this recall. Distribution of Ellume COVID-19 Home Tests to retail and distribution partners has recommenced.

Recall Scope

Ellume is notifying consumers, retailers and distributors affected by the recall. Consumers can find instructions for the replacement of the impacted Ellume COVID-19 Home Tests (see list of affected lot numbers below) at

Master Lot NumberFinal Kit Lot NumberExpiration DateRetailer/Distributor
October 1, 2021 Notification
21047-421047-4February 28, 2022Department of Defense; Institution
21047-521047-5February 28, 2022Department of Defense
21089-121089-1March 31, 2022Department of Defense; Institution
21099-121099-1 (AUS)March 31, 2022Retailer
21099-1 (USA)March 31, 2022Retailer
21117-121117-1April 30, 2022Department of Defense
21124-121124-1April 30, 2022Retailer
21125-121125-1April 30, 2022Retailer
PF03X-HPF03W-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF03V-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF03S-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF03T-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF057-HPG07T-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PG07Q-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PG082-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PG07R-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PG07S-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF05W-HPF05M-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF05E-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF05Y-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF05H-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF05J-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF069-HPF06J-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF06D-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF06B-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF06C-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF06E-HPF06G-HApril 30, 2022Retailer
PF068-HApril 30, 2022Retailer
PF066-HApril 30, 2022Retailer
PF067-HApril 30, 2022Retailer
PF06N-HPF06P-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF06R-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF06Q-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF06Z-HPG07X-HJune 30, 2022Retailer
PF070-HJune 30, 2022Retailer
PG07Z-HJune 30, 2022Retailer
PF071-HJune 30, 2022Retailer
PG074-HJune 30, 2022Retailer
PG080-HPG084-HJune 30, 2022Retailer
PG081-HJune 30, 2022Retailer
PG08H-HPF065-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF060-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PH08X-HPH08Y-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
October 11, 2021 Notification
PG083-HPG085-HJune 30, 2022Retailer
21119-121119-1April 30, 2022Retailer
PG07H-HPG07K-HJune 30, 2022Retailer
PG07J-HJune 30, 2022Retailer, Institution
PG076-HPG078-HJune 30, 2022Retailer
PG077-HJune 30, 2022Retailer
PH093-HPH09C-HJune 30, 2022Retailer
21049-821049-8February 28, 2022Department of Defense, Retailer
21113-121113-1 (Retail)April 30, 2022Retailer
21192-34621192-346July 31, 2022Department of Defense
21193-19321193-193June 30, 2022Department of Defense
PF05V-HPF04Z-HMay 31, 2022Retailer, Institution
PF06K-HMay 31, 2022Retailer, Institution
PF058-HMay 31, 2022Retailer, Institution
PF072-HPG075-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PG073-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PH097-HPH098-HJune 30, 2022Retailer
PH09A-HPH099-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
21192-99821192-998June 30, 2022Department of Defense
PF052-HPF049-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF04A-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF04B-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF04C-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF04D-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF04E-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF04F-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF04G-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF04H-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF04J-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF04K-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF04M-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF04Q-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF04W-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF04X-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF04Y-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF064-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF056-HPF03Y-HApril 30, 2022Retailer
PF03Z-HApril 30, 2022Retailer
PF044-HApril 30, 2022Retailer
PF04P-HApril 30, 2022Retailer
PF05G-HPF041-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF042-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF043-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF045-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF046-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF047-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF04N-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PI0AK-HPE01T-HApril 30, 2022Department of Defense, Retailer
PE01V-HApril 30, 2022Department of Defense, Distributor, Retailer
PE01W-HApril 30, 2022Department of Defense, Distributor, Retailer
PE01X-HApril 30, 2022Department of Defense, Distributor, Retailer
PE021-HApril 30, 2022Department of Defense, Retailer
PH0A3-HPH0A4-HJuly 31, 2022Retailer
PH09F-HPH09G-HJuly 31, 2022Retailer
21152-121152-1May 31, 2022Department of Defense
PE02Q-HPE02M-HApril 30, 2022Retailer
PE02N-HApril 30, 2022Retailer
PE02P-HApril 30, 2022Retailer
October 25, 2021 Notification
21000-22621000-226June 30, 2022Department of Defense
21049-421049-4February 28, 2022Department of Defense
21049-521049-5February 28, 2022Department of Defense
21049-921049-9February 28, 2022Retailer, Department of Defense, Institution
21067-121067-1February 28, 2022Institution
21113-121113-1 (non-retail)April 30, 2022Department of Defense, Distributor
21120-121120-1April 30, 2022Department of Defense
21132-221132-2April 30, 2022Department of Defense
21132-321132-3April 30, 2022Department of Defense
21148-121148-1May 31, 2022Department of Defense
21153-121153-1May 31, 2022Department of Defense
21156-68721156-687June 30, 2022Department of Defense
21156-68821156-688June 30, 2022Department of Defense
21192-24521192-245July 31, 2022Department of Defense
21192-67321192-673June 30, 2022Department of Defense
21192-76121192-761June 30, 2022Department of Defense
21192-85021192-850August 31, 2022Department of Defense
21193-27621193-276July 31, 2022Department of Defense
PD007-HPD007-HFebruary 28, 2022Retailer
PD008-HPD008-HFebruary 28, 2022Retailer
PE01Q-HPE01G-HApril 30, 2022Retailer, Institution
PE01H-HApril 30, 2022Retailer
PE01J-HApril 30, 2022Retailer
PE01K-HApril 30, 2022Retailer, Institution
PE01M-HApril 30, 2022Retailer
PE01N-HApril 30, 2022Retailer
PE01R-HApril 30, 2022Retailer
PE01S-HApril 30, 2022Retailer
PE025-HPE01Z-HApril 30, 2022Department of Defense, Distributor
PE020-HApril 30, 2022Department of Defense
PE022-HApril 30, 2022Department of Defense
PE023-HApril 30, 2022Department of Defense
PE024-HApril 30, 2022Retailer
PE02H-HPE029-HMay 31, 2022Department of Defense
PE02A-HMay 31, 2022Department of Defense
PE02B-HMay 31, 2022Department of Defense
PE02C-HMay 31, 2022Department of Defense
PE02D-HMay 31, 2022Department of Defense
PE02E-HMay 31, 2022Department of Defense
PE02F-HMay 31, 2022Department of Defense
PE02G-HMay 31, 2022Department of Defense
PE030-HPE02R-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PE02S-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PE02T-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PE02V-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PE02W-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PE02X-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PE02Y-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PE02Z-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF03R-HPF03G-HApril 30, 2022Retailer
PF03H-HApril 30, 2022Retailer
PF03J-HApril 30, 2022Retailer
PF03M-HApril 30, 2022Retailer
PF04V-HApril 30, 2022Retailer
PF05B-HPF051-HApril 30, 2022Retailer
PF05X-HPF05N-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF05Q-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF05T-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF063-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF06M-HPF06S-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PG079-HPG07A-HJune 30, 2022Retailer
PG07B-HJune 30, 2022Retailer
PG07C-HPG07E-HJune 30, 2022Retailer
PG07D-HPG07F-HJune 30, 2022Retailer
PG07G-HPF06H-HApril 30, 2022Retailer
PG08C-HPH08Q-HMay 31, 2022Department of Defense
PH08R-HMay 31, 2022Department of Defense
PG08F-HPG08G-HMay 31, 2022Department of Defense
PG08J-HPG08K-HMay 31, 2022Department of Defense
PH08S-HPH08T-HJune 30, 2022Department of Defense
PH08Z-HPH091-HApril 30, 2021Retailer
PH094-HPH09B-HJune 30, 2022Retailer
PH09D-HPH09E-HJuly 31, 2022Retailer
PH09K-HPH09M-HJuly 31, 2022Retailer
PH09T-HPH09Q-HJuly 31, 2022Retailer
P0A0-HPH09Z-HJuly 31, 2022Retailer
PH0A7-HPH0A8-HAugust 31, 2022Retailer
PI0AJ-HPE026-HApril 30, 2022Department of Defense
PE027-HApril 30, 2022Department of Defense
PE028-HApril 30, 2022Department of Defense
PE02K-HApril 30, 2022Department of Defense
PI0AM-HPF038-HApril 30, 2022Retailer
PF039-HApril 30, 2022Retailer
PF03A-HApril 30, 2022Retailer
PF03B-HApril 30, 2022Retailer
PF03C-HApril 30, 2022Retailer
PF03D-HApril 30, 2022Retailer
PF03E-HApril 30, 2022Retailer
PF03F-HApril 30, 2022Retailer
PF05Z-HApril 30, 2022Institution
21062-121062-1March 31, 2022Department of Defense, Institution
21075-121075-1February 28, 2022Department of Defense
21192-20621192-206July 31, 2022Department of Defense
PF059-HPF04R-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF055-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF05C-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF05S-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF05K-HPF050-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF06W-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF062-HPF05D-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF05F-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF05P-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF061-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PH08M-HPH08N-HMay 31, 2022Department of Defense
PH08V-HPH08W-HJune 30, 2022Retailer, Distributor
PH095-HPH096-HJune 30, 2022Retailer, Institution
21102-121102-1March 31, 2022Retailer, Department of Defense, Distributor
PF06A-HPF06F-HApril 30, 2022Retailer
PF06T-HPF06V-HApril 30, 2022Retailer
PF06X-HPF06Y-HApril 30, 2022Retailer
21112-121112-1April 30, 2021Department of Defense, Distributor, Institution
21075-221075-2March 31, 2022Department of Defense, Retailer
21156-40621156-406June 30, 2022Department of Defense
21193-12821193-128August 31, 2022Department of Defense
PE037-HPE031-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PE032-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PE033-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PE034-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PE035-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PE036-HMay 31, 2022Retailer
PF05A-HPF053-HApril 30, 2022Retailer
PF054-HApril 30, 2022Retailer

The affected Ellume COVID-19 Home Tests were distributed to retailers and distributors from April-2021 through September-2021.

Action Required

Ellume is removing the affected product from store shelves. Distributors and retailers with an existing inventory of the lots being recalled should stop use and distribution and quarantine the product immediately. Distributors and retailers who have further distributed the recalled product should notify any accounts or additional locations that may have received the recalled product from them. Distributors and retailers will be contacted by Ellume with specific instructions regarding disposal or return of product. For retailer/distributor instructions or assistance, please contact your Ellume representative.

Actions to be taken by the Consumer

Ellume is advising consumers to visit to check whether their product is part of the affected lots and if affected, to receive further instructions.

Consumers who attempt to use affected tests will be notified in the Ellume COVID-19 Home Test app that the test has been recalled and disabled. Consumers will be directed to to request a product replacement.

Ellume will directly notify via email consumers who have used an affected product and tested positive in the last 14 days. Consumers who have not already had a confirmatory test should immediately obtain one. Prior to a confirmatory test, consumers should assume they have COVID-19 and should self-isolate and take all necessary precautions

Ellume will also directly notify consumers who used an affected product before 10/11/2021 and tested positive. Consumers who did not obtain a confirmatory test at the time of the Ellume positive test result are advised that their test result could have been incorrect, and they may not have had COVID-19. These consumers should not assume they are immune to COVID-19 and should take precautions to avoid COVID-19 infection including vaccination as per CDC guidelines.

Consumers can contact the Ellume Product Support Team at 1-888-807-1501 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday) to arrange a replacement.

If consumers have questions unrelated to this recall, to report an adverse event or product complaint, contact the Ellume Customer Support Team at 1-888-885-6121 (9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET, Weekends).

FDA MedWatch Reporting

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

  • Complete and submit the report Online
  • Regular Mail or Fax: Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

Ellume is voluntarily conducting this recall with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.


U.S. Media InquiriesAustralian Media Inquiries
Seven Letter for Ellume
M: +1 202-315-2386
Patrick Condren, Ellume
M: +61 405 186 630

About Ellume

Ellume is at the forefront of accurate, rapid and accessible testing that is integral to today’s COVID-19 response and will help ensure the world is prepared for the next infectious disease pandemic. Ellume is a digital diagnostics company that develops, manufactures, and commercializes high-performance, connected products for healthcare professionals and consumers. Ellume’s key focus is on the detection of common infectious diseases which affect the global population across all diagnostic settings; at-home, point-of-care and in-laboratory. Ellume’s suite of products differ from conventional diagnostics through performance, digital connectivity, actionability and simplicity. Its novel detection technology is powered by unique quantum dot nanoparticles and integrates optics, electronics, biologics and software into an intuitive and high-performance digital platform. Ellume has a global public health partnership with QIAGEN for latent TB, and a range of professional products under its ellume·lab brand. Ellume is committed to developing high-quality digital diagnostics that the world can rely on in a health crisis.

Further information can be found at

The Ellume COVID-19 Home Test has not been FDA cleared or approved. It has been authorized by the FDA under an emergency use authorization for non-prescription home use. The test has been authorized only for the detection of proteins from SARS-CoV-2, not for any other viruses or pathogens, and is only authorized for the duration of the declaration that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of emergency use of in vitro diagnostic tests for detection and/or diagnosis of COVID-19 under Section 564(b)(1) of the Act, 21 U.S.C. § 360bbb-3(b)(1), unless the authorization is terminated or revoked sooner.