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)

Symbol Title Reference No. Meaning
Manufacturer 5.1.1 Name and address of the manufacturer.
Use By Date 5.1.4 Do not use after date.
Batch Code 5.1.5 Manufacturer’s batch/lot code.
Catalog Number 5.1.6 Manufacturer’s catalog number.
Serial Number 5.1.7 Manufacturer’s serial number.
Lower limit of temperature 5.3.5 Indicates the lower limit of temperature to which the medical device can be safely exposed.
Temperature limit 5.3.7 Indicates the temperature limits to which the medical device can be safely exposed.
Do not re-use 5.4.2 Indicates medical device is intended for one use.
Consult the instructions for use 5.4.3 Indicates the need for the user to consult the instructions for use.
Caution 5.4.4 Indicates the need or the user to consult the instructions for use for important cautionary information.
Control 5.5.2 Indicates control material.
Contains sufficient for tests 5.5.5 Indicates the total number of IVD tests that can be performed with kit.
In vitro diagnostic medical device 5.5.1 Indicates a medical device that is intended to be used as an in vitro diagnostics medical device.
Authorized representative in the European Community 5.1.2 Name and address of authorized representative in the European Union.
Biological risks 5.4.1 Indicates that there are potential biological risks associated with medical device.
Commonly Used Symbols
Do not put in trash Annex IX Recycle electric and electronic waste. Directive 2012/19/EU
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