FEDERAL SUPPLY CLASSIFICATION (FSC) GROUP
(INDICATES THE FEDERAL GROUP TO WHICH
THIS ITEM HAS BEEN ASSIGNED)
FEDERAL SUPPLY CLASSIFICATION (FSC) CODE
(INDICATES THE FEDERAL CLASS TO WHICH
THE ITEM HAS BEEN ASSIGNED)
NATIONAL ITEM IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (NIIN)
(INDICATES NATIONAL ITEM IDENTIFICATION
NUMBER ASSIGNED TO THIS PARTICULAR ITEM)
Figure 2-1. Analysis of NSN 6515-00-316-5200.
2-10. FURTHER BREAKDOWN OF FEDERAL SUPPLY CLASSIFICATION CODE
The FSC code is further divided into two parts.
a. The first part, consisting of the first two digits of the FSC code, represents the
FSC group. Groups of supply are numbered from 10 to 99. For example, all weapons,
such as the M16, are found in Group 10. Group 65 contains most items of medical
materiel that you deal with in medical supply. Some medical items, however, are
classified in other groups. Examples of this are refrigerators used to store whole blood,
that are in Group 41, medical laboratory items in Group 66, and empty compressed gas
cylinders in Group 81. Such medical items belonging to groups other than 65 have
been extracted from their respective Federal Supply Catalog and published as sections
of the medical materiel catalog.
b. The second part of the FSC, consisting of the second two digits of the FSC
code, represents the classes within a group. Classes are smaller subdivisions within
the group. There are ten classes within the 6500 group, as follows:
Federal supply classification Class 6508--Medicated Cosmetics and
Federal supply classification Class 6510--Surgical Dressing Materials.
(4) Federal supply classification Class 6515--Medical and Surgical
Instruments, Equipment, and Supplies.
(5) Federal supply classification Class 6520--Dental Instruments,
Equipment, and Supplies.
(6) Federal supply classification Class 6525--X-Ray Equipment and
Supplies: Medical, Dental, and Veterinary.