Symbols Glossary

The following symbols are present in ISO 15223-1 (Medical Devices – Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labelling and information to be supplied)

SymbolTitleReference No.Meaning
Manufacturer5.1.1Name and address of the manufacturer.
Use By Date5.1.4Do not use after date.
Batch Code5.1.5Manufacturer’s batch/lot code.
Catalog Number5.1.6Manufacturer’s catalog number.
Serial Number5.1.7Manufacturer’s serial number.
Lower limit of temperature5.3.5Indicates the lower limit of temperature to which the medical device can be safely exposed.
Temperature limit5.3.7Indicates the temperature limits to which the medical device can be safely exposed.
Do not re-use5.4.2Indicates medical device is intended for one use.
Consult the instructions for use5.4.3Indicates the need for the user to consult the instructions for use.
Caution5.4.4Indicates the need or the user to consult the instructions for use for important cautionary information.
Control5.5.2Indicates control material.
Contains sufficient for tests5.5.5Indicates the total number of IVD tests that can be performed with kit.
In vitro diagnostic medical device5.5.1Indicates a medical device that is intended to be used as an in vitro diagnostics medical device.
Authorized representative in the European Community5.1.2Name and address of authorized representative in the European Union.
Biological risks5.4.1Indicates that there are potential biological risks associated with medical device.
Commonly Used Symbols
Do not put in trashAnnex IXRecycle electric and electronic waste. Directive 2012/19/EU
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