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This specification covers Penrose-type rubber tubes used in performing certain surgical drainage procedures. The sterility, safety, and X-ray opaque of the rubber tube shall be tested to meet the requirements prescribed. The physical dimensions and physical requirements of the rubber tube shall be tested to meet the requirements prescribed.
This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.
Significance and Use
3.1 This specification is intended as a reference to the performance and safety of rubber surgical drainage tubes. The safe and proper use of rubber surgical drainage tubes is beyond the scope of this standard.
1.1 This specification covers Penrose-type rubber tubes used in performing certain surgical drainage procedures.
1.2 The specification provides for packaged sterile rubber tubes and packaged or bulk nonsterile rubber tubes.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D412 Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers--Tension
D573 Test Method for Rubber--Deterioration in an Air Oven
Other DocumentsISO 2859 Sampling Procedures and Tables for Inspection by Attributes
ICS Number Code 11.040.30 (Surgical instruments and materials)
UNSPSC Code 42132203(Medical exam or non surgical procedure gloves)
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ASTM D3579-77(2016), Standard Specification for Rubber Surgical Drainage Tubes, Penrose-Type, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.orgBack to Top