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ASTM D5245-19(2024)

Standard Practice for Cleaning Laboratory Glassware, Plasticware, and Equipment Used in Microbiological Analyses

Standard Practice for Cleaning Laboratory Glassware, Plasticware, and Equipment Used in Microbiological Analyses D5245-19R24 ASTM|D5245-19R24|en-US Standard Practice for Cleaning Laboratory Glassware, Plasticware, and Equipment Used in Microbiological Analyses Standard new BOS Vol. 11.02 Committee D19
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Significance and Use

4.1 This practice provides uniform guidance for cleaning the laboratory glassware, plasticware, and equipment used in routine microbiological analyses. However, tests that are extremely sensitive to toxic agents (such as virus assays) may require more stringent cleaning practices.2

Scope

1.1 In microbiology, clean glassware is crucial to ensure valid results. Previously used or new glassware must be thoroughly cleaned. Laboratory ware and equipment that are not chemically clean are responsible for considerable losses in personnel time and supplies in many laboratories. These losses may occur as down time when experiments clearly have been adversely affected and as invalid data that are often attributed to experimental error. Chemical contaminants that adversely affect experimental results are not always easily detected. This practice describes the procedures for producing chemically clean glassware.

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

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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific precautions, see Section 6, 5.7.3.1, and 8.3.1.

1.4 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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 11.02
Developed by Subcommittee: D19.24
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.1520/D5245-19R24
ICS Code: 07.100.01