Virology Testing

Virucidal Efficacy of a Disinfectant For Use on Inanimate Environmental Surfaces For Norovirus

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires an infectivity assay to be conducted to determine the virucidal efficacy of disinfectants used on hard, inanimate environmental surfaces. Presently, there are no reliable in vitro infectivity assays available for Norovirus. The EPA has approved the use of surrogate viruses to be used as a model virus to… Read More

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Virucidal Efficacy of Laundry Additives

Purpose of Test This test method (a modification for viral testing of ASTM E 2274 Standard Test Method for the Evaluation of Laundry Sanitizer and Disinfectants and ASTM E 2406 Standard Test Method for the Evaluation of Laundry Sanitizer and Disinfectants for Use in High Efficiency Washing Operations) is used to evaluate the disinfectant efficacy… Read More

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Virucidal Efficacy of Pre-Saturated Towelettes for Hard Surface Disinfection

Purpose of Test This test method is used to evaluate the efficacy of pre-saturated disinfectant towelettes for registration as a virucide for hard, non-porous surfaces with regulatory agencies such as the U.S. EPA and Health Canada. The test procedure is to simulate the way in which the product is intended to be used. This test… Read More

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Virucidal Efficacy of Topical Skin Products Utilizing and Ex-Vivo Skin Model

Purpose of Test This carrier based test method is to be used to evaluate the effectiveness of topical skin products against designated viruses following an in-vitro modification of test method ASTM E 1838 (Standard Test Method for Determining the Virus-Eliminating Effectiveness of Hygienic Handwash and Handrub Agents Using the Fingerpads of Adults) utilizing an ex-vivo… Read More

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Virucidal Efficacy Validation of a Disinfectant Used to Clean and Disinfect the Exterior Surface of Blood Glucose Monitoring Devices

Utilizing Duck Hepatitis B virus as a Surrogate for Human Hepatitis B Virus Purpose of Test The purpose of this study is to validate the virucidal efficacy of a disinfectant which is used to clean and disinfect the exterior surface of blood glucose monitoring and lancing devices against duck Hepatitis B virus, to be used… Read More

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Tags: Antimicrobial, Antimicrobial Liquid, Cleaning Validation, Test, and Virology Testing


EN 14476 Quantitative Suspension Test for the Evaluation of Virucidal Activity of Chemical Disinfectants and Antiseptics in Human Medicine

Purpose of Test The purpose of this test is to determine the minimum virucidal activity of a chemical disinfectant in contact with medical instruments, surfaces or hands, according to EN test methods developed by the CEN (European Committee for Standardization) to support registrations within Europe. The method described is intended to determine the activity of… Read More

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Zone of Inhibition Test: Assay for Treated Articles

Purpose of the Zone of Inhibition Test A zone of inhibition assay for treated materials is a carrier-based, presumptive test method designed to quickly determine antimicrobial activity of diffusible antimicrobial agents on treated articles. As an adaptation from the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CSLI) Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing, this method is generally used to screen… Read More

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Tags: Antimicrobial, Antimicrobial Liquid, Microbiology Testing, Test, and Treated Article Efficacy


EN 14675 Quantitative Suspension Test for the Evaluation of Virucidal Activity of Chemical Disinfectants and Antiseptics in the Veterinary Field

Purpose of Test The purpose of this test is to determine the minimum virucidal activity of a chemical disinfectant in contact with medical instruments, surfaces or hands, according to EN test methods developed by the CEN (European Committee for Standardization) to support registrations within Europe. The method described is intended to determine the activity of… Read More

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Tags: Antimicrobial, Antimicrobial Liquid, EN, Test, and Virology Testing