ASTM WK73319

    New Specification for Three-Lumen Foley Catheter

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    Developed by Subcommittee: D11.40 | Committee D11 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    1.1This performance specification establishes performance requirements for the short-term utilization of a single-use, three-lumen, balloon-retention catheter, French sizes 12 through 26 inclusive, used by the medical professions for providing a means of bladder drainage by means of the urethra. The product is manufactured in various sizes and materials such as latex, silicone, rubber, and various polymers (as well as combinations of these) and is provided non-sterile for sterilization and sterile for single use only. Catheters whose surface has been chemically treated to effect biocompatibility or microbial properties may be tested to this specification. 1.2 Catheters whose surface has been chemically treated to enhance their lubricity with a solid or polymer coating may be tested to this specification. 1.11.3The annexes in this specification include idetailed information, such as apparatus or materials for this specification. 1.21.4The appendixes in this specification contain information intended to provide guidance only and are not a mandatory part of the specification. 1.31.5Regulatory bodies may require additional information, such as clinical data, to support different design features. 1.41.6The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only. 1.51.7ExclusionsLong-term indwelling usage (over 30 days) is encountered with this product, but not commonly, and is therefore considered an exception to this specification. Similarly, the use of such catheters for nonurethral catheterization (such as for nephrostomy, suprapubic cystostomy, ureterostomy, gastrostomy, enemas, and so forth) is excluded from the scope of this specification. Likewise, three lumen catheters, 30-cm3 balloon and pediatric catheters, and catheters whose surface has enhance for lubricity using liquids or gels have not been tested to this specification and are excluded from the scope of this specification. and will require separate standard development. 1.3 This standard may involve hazardous materials, operations, and equipment. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    Three-lumen; Foley: Catheter


    There is an ASTM standard for a 2-lumen Foley catheter F623, but there is no standard that covers the currently marketed 3-lumen Foley catheters.

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Christopher Waddell

    Draft Under Development