In Vitro Diagnostic Chloride Test System; Final Guidance for Industry
Document issued on: July 6, 1998
U.S. Department Of Health And Human Services
Chemistry Toxicology and Hematology Branch
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Device: In Vitro Diagnostic Chloride Test System
Common Name (s): Chloride Test System
Classification Panel: Clinical Chemistry (75)
Product Codes:JFS, Coulometric, Chloride
CGZ, Ion-Specific Electrode Chloride
CHK, Mercuric Nitrate and Diphenyl Carbazone (Trimetric) Chloride
CHJ, Mercuric Thiocyanate, Colorimetry, Chloride
CHG, Phosphoric-Tungstic Acid (Spectrophotometric), Chloride
Regulation numbers: 21 CFR 862.1170
A chloride test system is a device intended to measure the level of chloride in plasma, serum, sweat, and urine.
Indications for Use
Chloride measurements are used in the diagnosis and treatment of electrolyte and metabolic disorders such as cystic fibrosis and diabetic acidosis.
The intended patient population may be adult, pediatric, and neonatal, while the environment of use may be a hospital (e.g., respiratory care or laboratory department), urgent care situations (e.g., intensive care unit, surgery, emergency department), or bedside/near patient care situations.
Specific Performance Characteristics
PreClinical/Laboratory/In Vitro Studies
The following eigt performance characteristics (#1 Method Comparison - #8 Expected Values) should be included in the submission. Data should be provided that supports the use of the device with the specimen type(s) that are claimed to be appropriate for analysis:
- Method Comparison -slope, intercept
-range of samples tested
- standard error of the estimate
-bias and bias plot
-number of samples tested
-plot of the data
- Precision -within-run (assay, and
-between-run (assay), or
-mean(s), standard deviation (s), and coefficient(s) of variation
- Linearity -recovery, dilution, etc.
- Sensitivity -minimum detection limit, or analytical sensitivity
- Interferences -endogenous, e.g., bilirubin, hemoglobin, lipids, etc.
-exogenous, e.g., drugs, anticoagulants, etc.
- Stability Summary -calibration interval
-quality control interval
-quality control materials
- Software -validation information
- Expected Values -literature reference (s), reference interval, or
-population study, reference interval,
-medical decision point(s) and/or
-critical decision point(s)
- Method Comparison
A method comparison study as described above, comparing performance with that of the predicate device as well as an appropriate reference method should be conducted to demonstrate substantial equivalence. A statistically significant sample of patients from a population representing the proposed intended use should be included in the study, spanning the appropriate assay range.
Total Measurement Error
Refer to 21 CFR 809.10.
Other: For a multi-purpose instrument used for diagnostic purposes refer to 21 CFR 809.10 (b) (1),(2),(6),(14),and (15).
Instructions: Use this checklist for premarket notification for chloride Test System as a guide in preparing your submission.
Truthful and Accurate statement verbatim as per 21 CFR 807.87(j). 510(k) summary or statement per 21 CFR 807.92 or 21 CFR 807.93 respectively. Indications for use on a separate page. Labeling for in vitro diagnostic products (21 CFR 809.10 (b) Pre-Clinical Data:Interference StudiesLinearity StudiesPrecision studies at medical decision levels Clinical Data (method comparison)
Methodologies to assist sponsors in establishing the specific performance characteristics addressed in part III of this document may be obtained using NCCLS documents or one of the following references:
Carey RN and Garber CC: Evaluation of Methods in Clinical Chemistry - theory, analysis, and correlation; Kaplan LA and Pesce AJ (eds), CV Mosby Company, St. Louis, 1984.
Koch DD and Peters T: Selection and Evaluation of Methods in Tietz Textbook of Clinical Chemistry (Burtis CA and Ashwood ER, WKB Saunders Co, Philadelphia, 1994.