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Released: 2019-02-21

ASTM F2888-19

Standard Practice for Platelet Leukocyte Count�An <emph type="bdit">In-Vitro</emph > Measure for Hemocompatibility Assessment of Cardiovascular Materials

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Standards number:ASTM F2888-19
Standard number:F2888-19
Keywords:hemocompatibility; leukocyte; platelet; thrombosis;

1.1 This practice assists in the evaluation of cardiovascular device materials for their ability to induce thrombus formation. Thrombus formation is assessed by means of a reduction in human platelets and leukocytes when consumed by thrombus after activation on the material surface. This assay may be part of the hemocompatibility evaluation for devices and materials contacting human blood, as in accordance with ANSI/AAMI/ISO 10993–4. See also Test Method F2382.

1.2 All safety policies and practices shall be observed during the performance of this practice. All human blood and any materials that had contact with human blood shall be bagged in a biohazard bag, properly labeled with the contents, and disposed of by appropriate means.

1.3 The human blood should be handled at Biosafety Level 2 (BSL-2) as recommended in the Centers for Disease Control/National Institutes of Health publication, Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL). The human blood donor must have tested negative for Hepatitis B (HBV) and Human Immunodeficiency (HIV) viruses. The blood should be treated like any patient blood and handled/manipulated using standard precautions.

Note 1: The results of this in-vitro test may not correspond to actual human response.

1.4 The values stated in SI (International System of Units) units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Some specific hazards statements are given in Section 8 on Hazards.

1.6 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.