1.1 Themethods herein specify twoanalytical tests for quantitatively evaluating surface bactericidal efficacy of medical gloves incorporated with antimicrobial properties. They may be used for the determination of biocidal activity on either the outer or inner surface of examination or surgical gloves. The methods incorporate bacterial challenges in two different formats: Method(A) a saline or buffered saline solution, and Method (B) a saline or buffered saline solution containing an organic load. Each method represents a different means of microbial contamination that can be expected in the healthcare environment.
KeywordsAntimicrobial; antibacterial; medical; gloves; biocidal; bactericidal; bacteriocide; surface active; organic soiling
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Ballot Item Approved as D7907-2014 and Pending Publication