Identification. An endotoxin assay is a device that uses serological techniques in whole blood. The device is intended for use in conjunction with other laboratory findings and clinical assessment of the patient to aid in the risk assessment of critically ill patients for progression to severe sepsis.
Classification. Class II (special controls). The special control for this device is the FDA guidance entitled Class II Special Controls Guidance Document: Endotoxin Assay. See 866.1(e) for the availability of this guidance document.