ASTM F / FM – Standard Test Method for Resistance of Materials Used in Protective Clothing to Penetration by Blood-Borne Pathogens Using. ASTM F / FM – ASTM International (ASTM). Title. “Standard Test Method for Resistance of Materials Used in Protective Clothing to Penetration by . STANDARD USED: ASTM F, Standard Test Method for Resistance of Materials Used in Protective. Clothing to Penetration by Blood-Borne Pathogens .
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A retaining screen is not used to support the specimen. This is accomplished by adding surfactant to the Phi-X Bacteriophage nutrient broth.
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Materials passing Test Method F should then be tested against bacteriophage penetration using this test method to verify performance. Referenced Documents purchase separately The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. Genetic testing – Human gene mutations diseases, neoplasias and pharmacogenetics Biocidal activities with disinfectants 59 accredited tests Cosmetics Microbiology Laboratory of control authorized by AEMPS 8 accredited tests Toxicology – Biological evaluation of medical devices; Cosmetics; Biocides; MPCA products 19 accredited tests Clostridium botulinum tests Paternity tests in any species, including humans Viruses in water and shellfish Water Microbiology.
Inferences about protection from other pathogens must be assessed on a case-by-case basis. This test method is based on Test Method F for measuring resistance of chemical protective clothing materials to penetration by liquids. Examples of body protection include laboratory coats, coveralls, vests, jackets, aprons, surgical gowns and full body suits Medical protective clothing.
This includes bullet-proof clothing, general protective clothing and full body ensembles that protect from cuts, radiation, temperature extremes, hot splashes from molten metals and other hot liquids, potential impacts from tools, machinery and materials and hazardous chemicals. The suspension used to prepare the suspension of bacteriophage use contains 3. This method is not effective for testing protective clothing materials that are internally coated by a thick coating that can absorb the liquid containing the test virus.
Test not accredited in our laboratory. November 20, Page last updated: The surface tension range for blood and body fluids excluding saliva is approximately 0.
Trace Laboratories – Denver, CO, Additional tests should be considered that assess the impact of storage conditions and shelf life on disposable products and the impact of laundering and sterilization on reusable products. This test method is normally used to evaluate specimens from individual finished items of protective clothing and individual samples of materials that are candidates for items qstm protective clothing.
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To perform the method, samples of the materials are exposed to a nutrient broth containing the bacteriophage virus Phi-X, as a virus surrogated by its characteristics similar in size to the hepatitis C virus, and by extension to the hepatitis B virus and of human f16671 virus these viruses are not used because of their difficulty to be cultured in laboratories.
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This hydrostatic pressure has been documented to discriminate between protective clothing material performance and correlate with visual penetration results that are obtained with a human factors validation 4. Many factors can effect the wetting and penetration characteristics of body fluids, such as: A definitive procedure that produces a test result: Health professionals who treat and care for patients can be exposed to biological fluids that can transmit diseases.
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Examples of body protection include laboratory coats, coveralls, vests, jackets, aprons, surgical gowns and full body suits. The values stated in each system must be used independently of the other, without combining values in any way.
The manufacturer must indicate the possibility that the material under test can be altered by thermal treatment wet sterilizationso as not to do so in the event that it can be altered. Link to Active This link will always route to the current Active version of the standard.
If these conditions are of concern, the performance of protective clothing materials should be evaluated for Phi-X Bacteriophage penetration following an appropriate preconditioning technique representative of the expected conditions of asgm. 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.
This test method is used to measure the resistance of materials used in protective clothing to penetration by blood-borne pathogens using a surrogate microbe under conditions of continuous liquid contact.
To help simulate the wetting characteristics of blood and body fluids, the surface astn of the Phi-X Bacteriophage challenge suspension is adjusted to approximate the lower end of this surface tension range. These protective garments can be, for example, gloves, aprons, masks, hoods, or boots, among others. This test method does not address the design, overall construction and components, or interfaces of garments or other factors which may affect the overall protection offered by the protective clothing.
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Historical Version s – view previous versions of standard. Prewetting agents, such as alcohol, and contaminating agents, such as perspiration, may also compromise the integrity of the protective barrier.
Active view current version of standard. A retaining screen is used to support the specimen. Inferences for protection from other pathogens must be assessed on a case-by-case basis.