ASTM WK44573

    Revision of E1173 - 01(2009) Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Preoperative, Precatheterization, or Preinjection Skin Preparations

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    Active Standard: E1173 - 15

    Developed by Subcommittee: E35.15 | Committee E35 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Rationale

    This method has been edited to standardize definitions, improve presentation, and eliminate certain commentary irrelevant to its performance. Further, Section and Note 2 have been edited to indicate that, in the majority of studies performed using this method, test sites in the inguina are randomized to baseline and treatment exposure times.


    antimicrobial; cup scrub; efficacy; precatheterization; preinjection; preoperative; skin preparation; Antimicrobial formulations/testing; Bacteria/bacterial control; Baseline; Contamination--medical materials/applications; Efficacy; Microbiological examination; Microorganisms; Organic matter content; Plant growth/life; Preoperative skin preparation; Skin sensitization; Topical antimicrobials;
    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    John Mitchell


    E35 (15-01)

    Ballot Item Approved as E1173-2015 and Pending Publication