• Decrease font size
  • Return font size to normal
  • Increase font size
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Recognized Consensus Standards: Medical Devices

  • Print
  • Share
  • E-mail
Super Search Devices@FDA
510(k) | DeNovo | Registration & Listing | Adverse Events | Recalls | PMA | HDE | Classification | Standards
CFR Title 21 | Radiation-Emitting Products | X-Ray Assembler | Medsun Reports | CLIA | TPLC

New Search Back To Search Results
Part B: Supplementary Information Sheet (SIS)
FR Recognition List Number 051 Date of Entry 01/14/2019 
FR Recognition Number 7-232
CLSI  MM05-A2 Vol. 32 No. 6 Replaces MM05-A Vol. 23 No. 17
Nucleic Acid Amplification Assays for Molecular Hematopathology; Approved Guideline - Second Edition
Analysis of nucleic acids is playing an increasing role in the diagnosis and management of patients with hematopoietic neoplasms. The tests include those for detection of clonality by analysis of gene rearrangements in the antigen receptor genes or detection of nonrandom inactivation of the X chromosome, detection and quantification of junctions formed by chromosomal translocations, detection of micromutations, quantification of chimerism after allogeneic hematopoietic transplantation, and quantification of normal DNA or RNA sequences. The methods used in clinical molecular hematopathology include end-point PCR, reverse-transcriptase PCR, real-time fluorescence-based PCR, DNA sequencing, FISH, and hybridization-based microarray and microbead assays.

Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute document MM05-A2 - Nucleic Acid Amplification Assays for Molecular Hematopathology; Approved Guideline - Second Edition addresses the needs of the laboratory by providing recommendations on a variety of laboratory tests based on analysis of nucleic acids. It addresses preexamination and examination issues affecting assay performance, reporting of laboratory results, and QA. The guideline is designed to assist a molecular diagnostic laboratory in acquiring a new assay or new technology, as well as serve as a refresher for those already experienced with a particular area of analysis.
Extent of Recognition
Complete standard
Rationale for Recognition
This standard is relevant to medical devices and is recognized on its scientific and technical merit and/or because it supports existing regulatory policies.
Relevant FDA Guidance and/or Supportive Publications*
Appropriate Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards in Premarket Submissions for Medical Devices - Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff, issued September 2018.
FDA Technical Contact
 Karen Bijwaard
Standards Development Organization
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.