IVDR Classification Guidance
In-vitro Diagnostic Devices, or IVDs, are classed as A, B, C, or D, depending on their intended purpose and inherent hazards, according to article 47.
D is the lowest classification (High personal risk, High public health risk)
ABO, Rhesus (including RHW1), Kell, Kidd, and Duffy systems, CHAGAS, Syphilis (used for blood donation screening), Hepatitis B and C, and so on.
C is the lowest classification (High personal risk, Moderate to low public health risk)
Examples include genetic testing, companion diagnostics, blood gas analyzers, Caner indicators, Rubella, and metabolic disease screening in newborns.
B-class (Moderate to low personal risk, Low public health risk)
Examples: Thyroid function tests, Infertility assays, Clinical Chemistry
Class A (Low personal risk, Low public health risk)
Instruments, Specimen receptacles, Wash buffers etc.
Conformity Assessment: The CE mark can be obtained through conformity assessment methods based on the device or set of devices’ categorization.
The EU Declaration of Conformity [Annex III] might be used to get the CE mark for Class A IVDs.
The CE mark might be obtained for Class B IVDs by following the conformity assessment path of Quality Management System Assurance [Annex IX] followed by Assessment of Technical Documentation per Category Device [Annex IX 4.4-4.8].
The CE mark for Class C IVDs might be obtained using the following conformity assessment routes:
Quality Management System Assurance [Annex IX], Assessment of Technical Documentation per generic device [Annex IX 4.4-4.8], and Competent Authority Consultation for Companion Diagnostics [Annex IX 5]. .2]
Type Examination [Annex X] (includes Technical Documentation), Production Quality Assurance [Annex XI], and Competent Authority consultation for Companion Diagnostics [Annex X 3].
The CE mark for Class D IVDs might be obtained using the following conformity assessment routes:
Assurance of the Quality Management System [Annex IX], Assessment of Technical Documentation [Annex IX Ch II], and Verification by an EU Reference Laboratory OR
Type Examination [Annex X] (includes Technical Documentation), Production Quality Assurance [Annex XI], and EU Reference Laboratory Verification
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