ASTM WK28465

    New Test Method for In vitro to assess anti-viral efficacy of medical gloves against transmission of pathogens during a simulated puncture

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    1. Scope

    Accidental puncture through medical gloves are common in surgery. They involve different types of sharps (suture and hollow-bore needles, scalpels, bone fragments,) that may lead to infections of medical personnel by many possible pathogens (viruses, bacteria), mainly blood-borne viruses. The main purpose of this standard test method is to assess various medical gloves, either standard or with antimicrobial, in case of a simulated accidental puncture involving a contaminated sharp.


    rubber; gloves; anti-viral

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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