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Significance and Use
5.2 The techniques described can be used to simulate Test Method E1174 and will use the pigskin substrate to overcome limitations posed by exposure of human subjects to potentially pathogenic microorganisms, while offering the benefit of applicability to a wide variety of hand-washing conditions that cannot be simulated in test tubes.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
E1054 Test Methods for Evaluation of Inactivators of Antimicrobial Agents
E1174 Test Method for Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Health Care Personnel Handwash Formulations
E1874 Test Method for Recovery of Microorganisms From Skin using the Cup Scrub Technique
ICS Number Code 07.100.99 (Other standards related to microbiology); 71.100.35 (Chemicals for industrial and domestic desinfection purposes)
ASTM E2897-12, Standard Guide for Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Hand Hygiene Topical Antimicrobial Products using ex vivo Porcine Skin, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.orgBack to Top