ASTM E1299 - 96(2010)

    Standard Specification for Reusable Phase-Change-Type Fever Thermometer for Intermittent Determination of Human Temperature

    Active Standard ASTM E1299 | Developed by Subcommittee: F04.33

    Book of Standards Volume: 13.01

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    This specification covers reusable phase-change-type clinical thermometers for determination of human temperature. The following test method shall be performed for performance verification: accuracy test; operating environment test; storage environment test; toxicity test (extract); toxicity test (chemical ingestion); and cleaning tests.

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers reusable phase-change-type clinical thermometers.

    1.2 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 6, of this specification. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    E344 Terminology Relating to Thermometry and Hydrometry

    F895 Test Method for Agar Diffusion Cell Culture Screening for Cytotoxicity

    Code of Federal Regulations


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 17.200.20 (Temperature-measuring instruments)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 42182200(Medical thermometers and accessories)

    DOI: 10.1520/E1299-96R10

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