(a) Identification. A fecal calprotectin immunological test system is an in vitro diagnostic device that consists of reagents used to quantitatively measure, by immunochemical techniques, fecal calprotectin in human stool specimens. The device is intended forin vitro diagnostic use as an aid in the diagnosis of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), specifically Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and as an aid in differentiation of IBD from irritable bowel syndrome.
(b) Classification. Class II (special controls). The special control for these devices is FDA's guidance document entitled "Class II Special Controls Guidance Document: Fecal Calprotectin Immunological Test Systems." For the availability of this guidance document, see 866.1(e).