in vitro diagnostic


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in vitro diagnostic

Abbreviation: IVD
1. Any device, reagent, material, or system designed for use in the laboratory diagnosis of disease or health status. The term also refers to a general category of entities that are highly and specifically regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other regulatory bodies.
2. The laboratory analysis of body substances (e.g., blood, saliva, stool, or urine) for specific analytes indicative of disease.
See also: diagnostic
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