ASTM E1838 - 17 - Standard Test Method for Determining the Virus-Eliminating Effectiveness of Hygienic Handwash and Handrub Agents Using the Fingerpads of Adults

ASTM E1838 - 17

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

Status : Current   Published : April 2017

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1.1 Human skin is not known to carry viruses as a part of its resident microbiota, with the notable exception of papilloma viruses ( 10). Hands transiently contaminated with viruses can, however, act as vehicles for the spread of many types of viral infections. Hand hygiene is meant to reduce the load of viruses and other transient microorganisms on hands, thereby reducing the risk of disease transmission. Such reductions in the virus load may be due to a combination of virus inactivation and mechanical removal of infectious virus from the skin.

1.2 This test method is designed to determine the comparative virus-eliminating effectiveness of microbicidal or non-microbicidal formulations. This test method is not meant for use with surgical hand scrubs or preoperative skin preps.

Note 1:  The test method should be performed by persons with training in virology in facilities designed and equipped for work with infectious agents at biosafety level 2 ( 11).

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

1.4  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.

1.5  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.




Standard NumberASTM E1838 - 17
TitleStandard Test Method for Determining the Virus-Eliminating Effectiveness of Hygienic Handwash and Handrub Agents Using the Fingerpads of Adults
StatusCurrent
Publication Date01 April 2017
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Descriptors Adenovirus, Cell culture, Cytotoxicity, Eluent, Fingerpads, Hepatitis A virus, Hygienic handwashing, Hygienic handrub agent, Infection control, Influenza virus, <emph type="ital">in vivo</emph> testing, Microbicidal soap, Rhinovirus, Rotavirus, Skin microbiota, Soil load, Standard hard water, Virus, Virus elution
ICS71.100.70
PublisherASTM
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages6
File Size97 KB
Price£40.00


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