Microbiology Devices; Reclassification of Cytomegalovirus Deoxyribonucleic Acid Quantitative Assay Devices Intended for Transplant Patient Management, To Be Renamed Quantitative Cytomegalovirus Nucleic Acid Tests for Transplant Patient Management (8 page(s), in English)
Proposed amendment; proposed order; request for comments - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) is proposing to reclassify cytomegalovirus (CMV) deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) quantitative assay devices intended for transplant patient management, a postamendments class III device (product code PAB) into class II (general controls and special controls), subject to premarket notification. FDA is also proposing a new device classification regulation with the name "quantitative cytomegalovirus (CMV) nucleic acid tests for transplant patient management" to identify these devices along with the special controls that the Agency believes are necessary to provide a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness for the device. FDA is proposing this reclassification on its own initiative. If finalized, this order will reclassify these types of devices from class III (general controls and premarket approval) to class II (general controls and special controls) and reduce the regulatory burdens associated with these devices as manufacturers of these types of devices will no longer be required to submit a premarket approval application (PMA), but can instead submit a premarket notification (510(k)) and obtain clearance, before marketing their device.