ASTM F3212 - 16

    Standard Test Method for Coring Testing of Huber Needles

    Active Standard ASTM F3212 | Developed by Subcommittee: F04.33

    Book of Standards Volume: 13.02


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This test method determines whether Huber needles are designed and manufactured such that they will not produce a core during simulated implantable port access.

    5.2 If a needle produces a core during actual use, leaking of the implantable port may occur. Also, the core may be flushed into the port’s reservoir and subsequently into the patient’s body.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the qualitative measurement of Huber-type needles’ potential to remove septum material during implantable port access (1)2.

    1.2 This test method does not address other issues that may include, but are not limited to, force measurement during the perforation/withdrawal, septum integrity, and any safety issues.

    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.


    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

    D2240 Test Method for Rubber PropertyDurometer Hardness


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 11.040.30 (Surgical instruments and materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 42290000(Surgical products)


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    DOI: 10.1520/F3212-16

    Citation Format

    ASTM F3212-16, Standard Test Method for Coring Testing of Huber Needles, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.org

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