(a)Identification. Coccidioides immitis serological reagents are devices that consist of antigens and antisera used in serological tests to identify antibodies toCoccidioides immitis in serum. The identification aids in the diagnosis of coccidioidomycosis caused by a fungus belonging to the genusCoccidioides and provides epidemiological information on diseases caused by this microorganism. An infection withCoccidioides immitis produces symptoms varying in severity from those accompanying the common cold to those of influenza.
(b)Classification. Class II (special controls). The device is exempt from the premarket notification procedures in subpart E of part 807 of this chapter subject to 866.9.
[47 FR 50823, Nov. 9, 1982, as amended at 63 FR 59226, Nov. 3, 1998]