Standard Historical Last Updated: Dec 31, 2010
ASTM D3578-05

Standard Specification for Rubber Examination Gloves

Abstract

This specification covers certain requirements for natural rubber gloves intended for use in medical examinations and diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as well as in handling contaminated medical material. Material under this specification consists of Type I and Type II gloves, which shall be manufactured from any natural rubber compound, with the inside and outside surfaces of the gloves free of talc and with dimensions and physical properties that shall conform to the requirements specified. Tests for sterility, freedom from holes, physical dimensions, tensile strength, ultimate elongation, stress at elongation, powder-free residue, powder amount, protein content, and antigenic protein content shall be performed to assess the conformance of the rubber gloves with the requirements specified.

Scope

1.1 This specification describes certain requirements for natural rubber gloves used in conducting medical examinations and diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. It also covers natural rubber gloves used in handling contaminated medical material.

1.2 This specification provides for natural rubber gloves that fit either hand, paired gloves, and gloves by size. It also provides for packaged sterile natural rubber gloves and packaged or bulk nonsterile natural rubber gloves.

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Details
Book of Standards Volume: 09.02
Developed by Subcommittee: D11.40
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.1520/D3578-05
ICS Code: 11.140