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Title 21Chapter ISubchapter HPart 866Subpart C → §866.2560

Title 21: Food and Drugs
Subpart C—Microbiology Devices

§866.2560   Microbial growth monitor.

(a) Identification. A microbial growth monitor is a device intended for medical purposes that measures the concentration of bacteria suspended in a liquid medium by measuring changes in light scattering properties, optical density, electrical impedance, or by making direct bacterial counts. The device aids in the diagnosis of disease caused by pathogenic microorganisms.

(b) Classification. Class I. With the exception of automated blood culturing system devices that are used in testing for bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms in blood and other normally sterile body fluids, this device is exempt from the premarket notification procedures in subpart E of part 807 of this chapter.

[47 FR 50823, Nov. 9, 1982, as amended at 60 FR 38482, July 27, 1995]

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