Medical, Dental, and Veterinary
Equipment and Supplies
6505 Drugs and Biologicals
Only items specifically formulated for
human use are appropriate to this class.
Includes all drugs, medicinal grade
chemicals, and Biologicals subject to the
Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act,
listed in the Monograph section of the
U.S. Pharmacopeia or the National For-
mulary or covered by the United States
Adopted Names (USAN). Other nations
may apply their own legal documents.
Excludes medicated cosmetics and toi-
letries classifiable in FSC 6508 and in
vitro diagnostic substances and reagents
classifiable in FSC 6550, and Veterinary
Drugs and Biologicals classifiable in FSC
6508 Medicated Cosmetics and Toiletries
Includes medicated cosmetics and toilet-
ries that have been determined to be
drugs in accordance with the Federal
Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
Excludes nonmedicated cosmetics and
toiletries which are classifiable in Group
6509 Drugs and Biologicals, Veterinary Use
Includes All Drugs, medicinal grade
chemical, and Biologicals subject to the
provisions of the Department of Agricul-
ture (Veterinary Drugs and Biologicals)
specifically formulated for Veterinary use.
Other Nations may apply their own legal
Excludes Drugs and Biologicals specifi-
cally formulated for Human use classifi-
able in FSC 6505.
6510 Surgical Dressing Materials
Includes Bandages, Compresses, Dress-
ings, Gauze, Pads, Sponges, and im-
pregnated surgical dressing materials.
6515 Medical and Surgical Instruments,
Equipment, and Supplies
Includes Anesthesia Apparatus; Blood
Transfusion Apparatus; Oxygen Therapy
Apparatus; Respirators; Orthopedic Sup-
plies; Arch Supports; Clinical Thermom-
eters; Sutures; Hearing Aids; Veterinary
Equipment; Endoscopes, Fiber Optic.
Excludes Opthalmic Instruments, Equip-
ment, and Supplies; Non-Medical Endo-
6520 Dental Instruments, Equipment, and
Includes Dental Engines; Dental Labora-
tory Equipment; Operating Chairs; Orth-
odontic Appliances; Teeth; Dental Metals;
Dental Abrasives; Dental Laboratory Fur-
6525 X-ray Equipment and Supplies:
Medical, Dental, Veterinary
Includes Medical X-ray Film; Medical
X-Ray Film Viewing Equipment; Medical
X-Ray Film Processing and Finishing
Equipment and Supplies; X-Ray Tubes.
Excludes Industrial X-Ray Equipment.
6530 Hospital Furniture, Equipment,
Utensils, and Supplies
Includes Orthopedic Equipment; Operat-
ing Lights; Physiotherapy Equipment;
Sterilizers; WheelChairs; Litters; Hospital
Beds; Restraint Equipment.
6532 Hospital and Surgical Clothing and
Related Special Purpose Items
Includes Only those clothing items which
are required exclusively for use in hospi-
tal operations, or in medical or dental
facilities, which have no functional coun-
terpart elsewhere in Federal Organiza-
tions participating in the Federal Catalog
Excludes General purpose items of cloth-
ing and fabricated textile material.
6540 Ophthalmic Instruments, Equipment,
Includes Ophthalmic Lens Cutting and
Grinding Machine; Ophthalmic Lenses
and Lens Blanks; Spectacle Frames;
Ophthalmological and Optometric Instru-
ments, Equipment, and Supplies.
Excludes Optical Lens Cutting and Grind-
ing Machines: Ophthalmoscope and Oto-
scope Set; Surgical Instruments and
Supplies that can be used by other medi-
cal disciplines; i.e., sutures, eye pads,
eye shields, eye bath, and the like.
6545 Replenishable Field Medical Sets, Kits,
Excludes Sets and kits which can be logi-
cally classified in another FSC Class in
Group 65, such as Insect Sting Kit; Oto-
scope and Opthalmoscope Set; In Vitro
Diagnostic Test Kits; and the like.
6550 In Vitro Diagnostic Substances,
Reagents, Test Kits and Sets
Includes In vitro diagnostic aids, such as
test tablets, test slides, test strips, test
cards, test papers, test solutions, re-
agents; sets and kits designated for in
vitro qualitative and quantitative tests on
specimens, such as blood, urine, feces,
and the like, for the purposes of aiding in
the medical diagnosis of disease, deter-
mining body organ dysfunction, or other
Excludes In vitro diagnostic substances
classifiable in FSC 6505.