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CFR - Code of Federal Regulations Title 21

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[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 21, Volume 8]
[Revised as of April 1, 2014]
[CITE: 21CFR862.1455]
See Related Information on Lecithin/sphingomyelin ratio in amniotic fluid test system. in CDRH databases



TITLE 21--FOOD AND DRUGS
CHAPTER I--FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER H--MEDICAL DEVICES

PART 862 -- CLINICAL CHEMISTRY AND CLINICAL TOXICOLOGY DEVICES

Subpart B--Clinical Chemistry Test Systems

Sec. 862.1455 Lecithin/sphingomyelin ratio in amniotic fluid test system.

(a) Identification. A lecithin/sphingomyelin ratio in amniotic fluid test system is a device intended to measure the lecithin/sphingomyelin ratio in amniotic fluid. Lecithin and sphingomyelin are phospholipids (fats or fat-like substances containing phosphorus). Measurements of the lecithin/sphingomyelin ratio in amniotic fluid are used in evaluating fetal maturity.

(b) Classification. Class II.

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