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Part B: Supplementary Information Sheet (SIS)
FR Recognition List Number 036 Date of Entry 07/09/2014 
FR Recognition Number 7-213
CLSI GP44-A4 (Formerly H18-A4) Procedures for the Handling and Processing of Blood Specimens for Common Laboratory Tests; Approved Guideline-Fourth Edition
This standard considers multiple variables that are involved in handling and processing blood specimens. Its application should enable the user to recognize and control accuracy and precision factors that occur between the time of blood collection and the time of test performance.
Extent of Recognition
Complete standard
Public Law, CFR Citation(s) and Procode(s)*
Regulation Number Device Name Device Class Product Code
§864.3250 Container, Specimen Mailer And Storage, Sterile Class 1 KDT
§864.3250 Container, Specimen Mailer And Storage, Temperature Controlled, Sterile Class 1 KDW
§864.3250 Container, Specimen, Sterile Class 1 FMH
§862.1675 Tray, Blood Collection Class 2 GJE
§862.1675 Tubes, Vacuum Sample, With Anticoagulant Class 2 GIM
§862.1675 Tubes, Vials, Systems, Serum Separators, Blood Collection Class 2 JKA
FDA Technical Contact
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CLSI Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute https://clsi.org/
FDA Specialty Task Group (STG)
InVitro Diagnostics
*These are provided as examples and others may be applicable.