(a) Identification. Factor V Leiden deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) mutation detection systems are devices that consist of different reagents and instruments which include polymerase chain reaction (PCR) primers, hybridization matrices, thermal cyclers, imagers, and software packages. The detection of the Factor V Leiden mutation aids in the diagnosis of patients with suspected thrombophilia.
(b) Classification. Class II (special controls). The special control is FDA's guidance entitled "Class II Special Controls Guidance Document: Factor V Leiden DNA Mutation Detection Systems." (See 864.1(d) for the availability of this guidance document.)