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This guidance was written prior to the February 27, 1997 implementation of FDA 's Good Guidance Practices, GGP's. It does not create or confer rights for or on any person and does not operate to bind FDA or the public. An alternative approach may be used if such approach satisfies the requirements of the applicable statute, regulations, or both. This guidance will be updated in the next revision to include the standard elements of GGP's.
A urine drainage bag is described in the FDA regulation, 21 CFR 876.5250(a), Urine Collector and Accessories, as a "device intended to collect urine. The device and accessories consist of tubing, a suitable receptacle, connectors, mechanical supports, and may include a means to prevent backflow of urine or ascent of infection. The two kinds of urine collectors are: (1) a urine collector and accessories intended to be connected to an indwelling catheter, which includes the urinary drainage collection kit and the closed urine drainage system and drainage bag; and (2) a urine collector and accessories not intended to be connected to an indwelling catheter, which includes the corrugated rubber sheath, pediatric urine collector, leg bag for external use, urosheath type incontinence device, and the paste-on device for incontinence." The classification for this device is Class II if used with an indwelling catheter or Class I if used with an external catheter as stated in 21 CFR 876.5250(b).
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