866.1640 Antimicrobial susceptibility test powder.§ 866.1640 Antimicrobial susceptibility test powder.
(a) Identification. An antimicrobial susceptibility test powder is a device that consists of an antimicrobial drug powder packaged in vials in specified amounts and intended for use in clinical laboratories for determining in vitro susceptibility of bacterial pathogens to these therapeutic agents. Test results are used to determine the antimicrobial agent of choice in the treatment of bacterial diseases.
(b) Classification. Class II (performance standards).