Antimicrobial Testing Methods For Your Business

Antimicrobial Testing

Antimicrobial Testing Methods For Your Business

ISO 22196

ISO 22196

  • Measures the antibacterial activity of plastics and other non-porous surfaces

  • Test the ability of treated surfaces to kill (bactericidal) or prevent growth (bacteriostatic) of bacteria over 24 hours
  • Able to detect low levels of antibacterial activity and achieve reproducible results

  • Measures the antibacterial activity of plastics and other non-porous surfaces

  • Test the ability of treated surfaces to kill (bactericidal) or prevent growth (bacteriostatic) of bacteria over 24 hours
  • Able to detect low levels of antibacterial activity and achieve reproducible results

ISO 20743

ISO 20743:2021

  • Determining the antibacterial activity of all antibacterial textile products including nonwovens

  • Includes cloth, wadding, thread, clothing, bedclothes and home furnishings
  • A quantitative method that tests for both bacteriostatic and bactericidal properties

  • Determining the antibacterial activity of all antibacterial textile products including nonwovens

  • Includes cloth, wadding, thread, clothing, bedclothes and home furnishings
  • A quantitative method that tests for both bacteriostatic and bactericidal properties

ASTM G21-15

ASTM G21-15

  • Determining the effect of fungi on the properties of synthetic polymeric materials in the form of moulded and fabricated articles, tubes, rods, sheets, and film materials

  • Aspergillus brasiliensis is used as the predominant microbe in testing but it is possible to modify the method to suit a client’s specific needs

  • Determining the effect of fungi on the properties of synthetic polymeric materials in the form of moulded and fabricated articles, tubes, rods, sheets, and film materials

  • Aspergillus brasiliensis is used as the predominant microbe in testing but it is possible to modify the method to suit a client’s specific needs

ASTM E2149-13A

ASTM E2149-13A

  • Determining the antimicrobial efficacy of antimicrobial agents under dynamic contact conditions

  • Recommended for testing materials such as fabric, paper, powder and granular material
  • Evaluates the activity of an antimicrobial additive within non-leaching materials

  • Determining the antimicrobial efficacy of antimicrobial agents under dynamic contact conditions

  • Recommended for testing materials such as fabric, paper, powder and granular material
  • Evaluates the activity of an antimicrobial additive within non-leaching materials

Kirby-Bauer method

KIRBY-BAUER

  • Determine the sensitivity or resistance of bacteria to various antimicrobial compounds

  • It uses the Mueller Hinton agar
  • Mueller-Hinton agar is a non-selective, non-differential medium capable of growing a wide range of non-fastidious organisms

  • Determine the sensitivity or resistance of bacteria to various antimicrobial compounds

  • It uses the Mueller Hinton agar
  • Mueller-Hinton agar is a non-selective, non-differential medium capable of growing a wide range of non-fastidious organisms