ASTM E1104-98

    Standard Specification for Clinical Thermometers Probe Covers and Sheaths


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers all single-use clinical thermometer probe covers and sheaths intended for use with any clinical thermometer. Requirements are given for safety, toxicity, handling, labeling, and physical integrity. Testing procedures for appropriate requirements and a glossary of terms used within the standards are provided.

    1.2 The requirements contained herein are intended to ensure adequate isolation of the patient from the temperature-measuring device. In addition, the safety and health of the patient shall not be adversely affected. When used in accordance with the manufacturers instructions, the probe cover, sheath, and temperature measuring device shall remit correct temperature readings as required in Specifications E667 and E1112.


    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

    E667 Specification for Mercury-in-Glass, Maximum Self-Registering Clinical Thermometers

    E1112 Specification for Electronic Thermometer for Intermittent Determination of Patient Temperature


    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 42182205(Medical thermometer tip or probe covers); 42182209(Thermometer probes)


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    DOI: 10.1520/E1104-98

    Citation Format

    ASTM E1104-98, Standard Specification for Clinical Thermometers Probe Covers and Sheaths, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1998, www.astm.org

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