868.2500 Cutaneous oxygen (PcO2) monitor.§ 868.2500 Cutaneous oxygen (PcO2) monitor.
(a) Identification. A cutaneous oxygen (PcO2) monitor is a noninvasive, heated sensor (e.g., a Clark-type polargraphic electrode) placed on the patient's skin that is intended to monitor relative changes in the cutaneous oxygen tension.
(b) Classification. Class II (special controls). The device is exempt from the premarket notification procedures in subpart E of part 807 of this chapter subject to the limitations in § 868.9. The special control is FDA's “Class II Special Controls Guidance Document: Cutaneous Carbon Dioxide (PcCO2) and Oxygen (PcO2) Monitors; Guidance for Industry and FDA.” See § 868.1(e) for the availability of this guidance document.[67 FR 76681, Dec. 13, 2002, as amended at 84 FR 71811, Dec. 30, 2019]