(a) Identification. An endometrial aspirator is a device designed to remove materials from the endometrium (the mucosal lining of the uterus) by suction with a syringe, bulb and pipette, or catheter. This device is used to study endometrial cytology (cells).
(b) Classification. Class II. The special controls for this device are:
(i) "Use of International Standard ISO 10993 `Biological Evaluation of Medical Devices--Part I: Evaluation and Testing,'" and
(ii) "510(k) Sterility Review Guidance of 2/12/90 (K90-1),"
(i) Indication: Only to evaluate the endometrium, and
(ii) Contraindications: Pregnancy, history of uterine perforation, or a recent cesarean section, and
(3) The sampling component is covered within vagina.
[45 FR 12684-12720, Feb. 26, 1980, as amended at 52 FR 17741, May 11, 1987; 65 FR 17146, Mar. 31, 2000]