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Standard Practice for Evaluating Material Extracts by Intracutaneous Injection in the Rabbit
standard by ASTM International, 02/10/1998

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1.1 This practice is a nonspecific, acute toxicity test used to help determine the biocompatibility of materials used in medical devices.

1.2 The liquids injected in the rabbits are those obtained by Practice F 619 where the extraction vehicles are saline, vegetable oil, or other liquids simulating human body fluids.

1.3 This practice is one of several developed for the assessment of the biocompatibility of materials. Practice F 748 may provide guidance for the selection of appropriate methods for testing materials for a specific application.

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