(a) Identification. The biotinidase test system is an in vitro diagnostic device intended to measure the activity of the enzyme biotinidase in blood. Measurements of biotinidase are used in the treatment and diagnosis of biotinidase deficiency, an inborn error of metabolism in infants, characterized by the inability to utilize dietary protein bound vitamin or to recycle endogenous biotin. The deficiency may result in irreversible neurological impairment.
(b) Classification. Class II (special controls). The special control is sale, distribution, and use in accordance with the prescription device requirements in 801.109 of this chapter.
[65 FR 16521, Mar. 29, 2000]