ASTM E1052 - 20

    Standard Practice to Assess the Activity of Microbicides against Viruses in Suspension

    Active Standard ASTM E1052 | Developed by Subcommittee: E35.15

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.08


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This practice is to determine if a test substance can inactivate viruses in suspension.

    5.2 Regulatory agencies may require additional testing using in vitro (Practice E1053, Test Method E2197) or in vivo (Test Method E1838) carrier tests for product registration purposes.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice is intended to demonstrate the virucidal activity of test substances with viruses in suspension.

    1.2 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).

    1.3 Refer to the appropriate regulatory agency for performance standards of virucidal efficacy.

    1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.5 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. The user should consult a reference for the laboratory safety recommendations.2

    1.6 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    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

    E1053 Practice to Assess Virucidal Activity of Chemicals Intended for Disinfection of Inanimate, Nonporous Environmental Surfaces

    E1482 Practice for Use of Gel Filtration Columns for Cytotoxicity Reduction and Neutralization

    E1838 Test Method for Determining the Virus-Eliminating Effectiveness of Hygienic Handwash and Handrub Agents Using the Fingerpads of Adults

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

    E2756 Terminology Relating to Antimicrobial and Antiviral Agents

    Federal Standards

    21 CFR Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Food and Drug Administration, Part 58, Laboratory Practice for Nonclinical Laboratory Studies

    40 CFR Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Environmental Protection Agency, Part 160, Good Laboratory Practice Standard


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 65.100.01 (Pesticides and other agrochemicals)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/E1052-20

    Citation Format

    ASTM E1052-20, Standard Practice to Assess the Activity of Microbicides against Viruses in Suspension, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.org

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