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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The method is evaluated by two procedures: The values stated in each system must be used independently of the other, without combining values in any way. In one of the 60 mL compartments capacity the viral suspension of exposure is introduced, containing the bacteriophage Phi-X and in the opposite compartment the appearance of liquid or the presence of the virus is detected.

A retaining screen is used to support the specimen. The manufacturer must indicate the possibility that the astmm under test can be altered by thermal treatment wet sterilizationso as not to do so in the event that it can be altered. Examples of body protection include laboratory coats, coveralls, vests, jackets, aprons, surgical gowns and full body suits. The resulting surface tension of the Phi-X Bacteriophage challenge suspension is approximately 0.

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This site uses cookies and similar technologies. These protective garments can be, for example, gloves, aprons, masks, hoods, or boots, among others.

Examples of test methods include, but are not limited to: To protect themselves from infectious agents transmitted by blood, health personnel should wear protective clothing made of materials that prevent microbes or viruses from passing through. This test method is based on Test Method F for measuring resistance of chemical protective clothing materials to penetration by liquids.

The suspension used to prepare the suspension of bacteriophage use contains 3. Because of v1671 length of time required to complete this method, it may not be suitable for use as a material or protective clothing quality control or quality assurance procedure. Trace Laboratories – Denver, CO, Any visual or virological evidence of penetration will indicate the inability of the material to resist penetration.


Test not accredited in our laboratory. This method is specifically defined for a penetration model of hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus and human immunodeficiency virus, and it is considered by extension that if it resists penetration by these viruses, it will also resist penetration astj larger microorganisms like bacteria.

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Test Method F uses the same penetration test cell and technique, but exposes material specimens to synthetic blood with visual detection of liquid penetration. Work Item s – proposed revisions of this standard. Materials passing Test Method F should then be tested against bacteriophage penetration using this test method to verify performance.

Please see the full standard for complete details. This test method is normally adtm to evaluate specimens from individual asttm items of protective clothing and individual samples of materials that are candidates for items of protective clothing.

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It is the responsibility of the user asrm this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. A precision and bias statement shall be reported at the end of a test method. Link to Active This link will always route to the current Active version of the standard.

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The exposure is carried out for a f171 time and under a selected pressure. Historical Version s – view previous versions of standard. 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 immunodeficiency virus these viruses are not used because of their difficulty to be cultured in laboratories.


The pressure used under normal conditions corresponds to 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 use.

The possible alterations of the protective material due to physical, chemical or thermal effects should be taken into account, since in this case they would negatively influence the behavior of the material, so that in case it can occur, the tests should be carried out before exposures asttm such material, physical, chemical or thermal conditions that may deteriorate it. The test is carried out observing the penetration of liquid without pressure for 5 ff1671, followed by 1 minute at the indicated pressure 1.

This hydrostatic f171 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. The material used in the protective garment will pass or fail in the test, depending on whether it resists penetration is not traversed or allows it to be traversed.

The test includes a positive control consisting of a membrane with aastm pore slightly greater than the diameter of the bacteriophage 0. Prewetting agents, such as alcohol, and contaminating agents, such as perspiration, may also compromise the integrity of the protective barrier. Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content.

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