ASTM E1053-97

    Standard Test Method for Efficacy of Virucidal Agents Intended for Inanimate Environmental Surfaces


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This laboratory test method is used to evaluate the virucidal efficacy of disinfectant solutions or pressurized disinfectant spray products on inanimate nonporous environmental surfaces. This test method is designed to be performed by persons with training in virology. This test method may be employed with most viruses and is designed for embryonated eggs or tissue culture host systems.

    1.2 This test method should be performed only by those trained in microbiological or virological techniques.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, 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.

    1.4 It is the responsibility of the investigator to determine whether Good Laboratory Practice regulations (GLPs) are required and to follow them where appropriate (40 CFR, Part 160 for EPA submissions and 21 CFR, Part 58 for FDA submissions). Refer to the appropriate regulatory agency for performance standards of virucidal efficacy.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D1129 Terminology Relating to Water

    E1153 Test Method for Efficacy of Sanitizers Recommended for Inanimate Non-Food Contact Surfaces

    E1482 Test Method for Neutralization of Virucidal Agents in Virucidal Efficacy Evaluations

    E2197 Quantitative Disk Carrier Test Method for Determining Bactericidal, Virucidal, Fungicidal, Mycobactericidal, and Sporicidal Activities of Chemicals

    Federal Standards

    Title 40, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Environmental Protection Agency, Subchapter E, Pesticide Programs; Part 160, Good Laboratory Practice Standards


    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 10191500(Pesticides or pest repellents)


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    DOI: 10.1520/E1053-97

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    ASTM E1053-97, Standard Test Method for Efficacy of Virucidal Agents Intended for Inanimate Environmental Surfaces, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1997, www.astm.org

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