(a)Identification. A whole blood hemoglobin assay is a device consisting or reagents, calibrators, controls, or photometric or spectrophotometric instrumentation used to measure the hemoglobin content of whole blood for the detection of anemia. This generic device category does not include automated hemoglobin systems.
(b)Classification. Class II (performance standards).
[45 FR 60622, Sept. 12, 1980]