Microbiology Testing

Single Tube Method for Determining the Efficacy of Disinfectants Against Bacterial Biofilm (Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus)

Purpose of Test The Single Tube Method for Determining the Efficacy of Disinfectants against Bacterial Biofilm test method is used to evaluate liquid disinfectants against biofilm bacteria (Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus) in a closed, single tube system. Summary of Test A biofilm is grown onto a series of coupon “carriers” and treated with a… Read More

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OECD Quantitative Method for Testing Antimicrobial Products Against Spores of Clostridium difficile (ATCC 43598) on Inanimate, Hard, Non-porous Surfaces

Purpose of Test The OECD Quantitative Method for Testing Antimicrobial Products Against Spores of Clostridium difficile (ATCC 43598) on Inanimate, Hard, Non-porous Surfaces is a carrier-based test method designed to evaluate chemicals for effectiveness against Clostridium difficile spores. The method has been implemented as a guidance document which follows U.S. EPA BEAD SOPs and is recognized… Read More

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OECD Quantitative Method for Evaluating Efficacy of Liquid Antimicrobials against Candida auris on Hard, Non-Porous Surfaces

Purpose of Test The OECD Quantitative Method for Evaluating Efficacy of Liquid Antimicrobials against Candida auris on Hard, Non-Porous Surfaces is a carrier-based test method designed to evaluate chemicals for effectiveness against Candida auris. The method has been implemented as an interim guidance document that follows a U.S. EPA BEAD SOP and is recognized by… Read More

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EN 13624 Chemical Disinfectants and Antiseptics: Quantitative Suspension Test for the Evaluation of Fungicidal or Yeasticidal Activity for Instruments Used in the Medical Area

Summary of Test The EN method below is designed to evaluate the bactericidal, fungicidal, yeasticidal, basic sporicidal or mycobactericidal activity of a product used under various conditions. Many methods are suspension based and are used to support general antimicrobial claims while other test methods are carrier-based and are used to support antimicrobial activity of products on… Read More

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Test Method for Determining the Efficacy of Antimicrobial Surfaces as Sanitizers

Purpose of Test The Test Method for Determining the Efficacy of Antimicrobial Surfaces as Sanitizers is a carrier-based test method used to evaluate treated articles (such as antimicrobial metal alloys) for sanitizing efficacy of pathogens for public health claims. These products are typically registered with the U.S. EPA. Summary of Test In this method, a… Read More

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Tags: Antimicrobial, Microbiology Testing, Test, and Treated Article Efficacy


EN 13727 Chemical Disinfectants and Antiseptics: Quantitative Suspension Test for the Evaluation of Bactericidal Activity for Instruments Used in the Medical Area

Summary of Test The EN method is designed to evaluate the bactericidal, fungicidal, yeasticidal, basic sporicidal or mycobactericidal activity of a product used under various conditions. Many methods are suspension based and are used to support general antimicrobial claims while other test methods are carrier-based and are used to support antimicrobial activity of products on… Read More

Categories: Liquid Antimicrobial Efficacy Tests

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Test Method for Determining the Residual Self-Sanitizing Activity of Treated Surfaces

Purpose of Test The Test Method for Determining the Residual Self-Sanitizing Activity of Antimicrobial Surfaces is a carrier-based test method used to evaluate treated articles (such as antimicrobial metal alloys) for residual self-sanitizing efficacy of pathogens for public health claims. These products are typically registered with the U.S. EPA. Summary of Test In this method,… Read More

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Tags: Antimicrobial, Microbiology Testing, Test, and Treated Article Efficacy


EN 14348 Chemical Disinfectants and Antiseptics: Quantitative Test for Basic Mycobactericidal Activity

Summary of Test The EN method below is designed to evaluate the bactericidal, fungicidal, yeasticidal, basic sporicidal or mycobactericidal activity of a product used under various conditions. Many methods are suspension based and are used to support general antimicrobial claims while other test methods are carrier-based and are used to support antimicrobial activity of products on… Read More

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Tags: Antimicrobial, Antimicrobial Liquid, EN, Microbiology Testing, and Test