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Standard Practice for Evaluating Material Extracts by Systemic Injection in the Mouse
standard by ASTM International, 01/01/2002

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1.1 This practice covers a nonspecific, acute toxicity test used for detecting leachables from materials used in medical devices.

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

1.3 Two procedures are outlined: Method A for intravenous injection and Method B for intraperitoneal injection.

1.4 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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