866.2850 Automated zone reader.§ 866.2850 Automated zone reader.
(a) Identification. An automated zone reader is a mechanical device intended for medical purposes to measure zone diameters of microbial growth inhibition (or exhibition), such as those observed on the surface of certain culture media used in disc-agar diffusion antimicrobial susceptibility tests. The device aids in decisionmaking respecting the treatment of disease.
(b) Classification. Class I (general controls).