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The ASTM E method is designed to quantitatively test the antimicrobial effectiveness of incorporated antimicrobial agent(s) in polymeric or hydrophobic. ASTM E Standard Test Method for Determining the Activity of Incorporated Antimicrobial Agents in Polymeric of Hydrophobic Materials. ASTM E determines the activity of incorporated antimicrobial agent(s) in polymeric or hydrophobic materials ASTM E quantitatively evaluates the.

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Link to Active This link will always route to the current Active version of the standard. Therefore, it is great help in evaluating antimicrobial activity of hydrophobic antimicrobial treated surfaces.

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Standard Test Method for determining the activity of incoporated antimicrobial agents in polymeric or hydrophobic materials. Historical Version s – view previous versions of standard.

In addition, yeasts or fungal conidia can be used if the levuricidal or antifungal activity is to be evaluated. Proper microbial contact to an antimicrobial surface is necessary to evaluate the antimicrobial activity. ASTM E test method can determine the presence of antimicrobial activity atsm plastics or hydrophobic surfaces.

Eight to ten working days if commonly tested organisms are tested. This test method, as written, is inappropriate to determine efficacy against biofilm cells, which are different both genetically and metabolically than planktonic cells used in this test. No other units of measurement are included in this standard. On hydrophobic surfaces, it is hard to spread the microorganisms.

The percent reduction in the surviving populations of challenge bacterial cells at 24 h versus those recovered from a non-treated control is determined. 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.

ASTM E test method allows determination of quantitative differences in antimicrobial activity between untreated plastics or polymers and those with bound or incorporated low water-soluble antimicrobial agents. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

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Polymeric materials such as vinyl fabrics, shower curtains and various medical devices are usually treated with antimicrobial agents. Staphylococcus aureus ,Pseudomonas aeruginosa or Klebsiella pneumoniae.

This test method facilitates the testing of hydrophobic surfaces by utilizing cells held in an agar slurry matrix.

After the chosen contact time has elapsed, the microorganisms are eluted in a neutralizing solution and the percentage of recovery compared with the respective controls is calculated. This method also makes it possible to evaluate the useful life or the duration of the activity of the incorporated antimicrobial agent by testing washed or unwashed samples over a period of time.

Comparisons between the numbers of survivors on preservative-treated and control hydrophobic surfaces may also be made. Other microorganisms such as yeast or fungi may also be tested using this procedure. ASTM E test procedure also permits determination of shelf-life or long term stability of an antimicrobial treatment which may be achieved through testing both non-washed and washed samples over a time span.

Work Item s – proposed revisions of this standard. This site uses cookies and similar technologies. Referenced Documents purchase separately The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard. Copyright c nbsp; W. ASTM E test method based on agar slurry inoculum facilitate good contact of microorganisms with antimicrobial treated hydrophobic surfaces.

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Calculation of percent reduction of bacteria from treated versus untreated samples is made. To get the suspension of bacteria, or other microorganisms, to contact uniformly with the surface treated with antimicrobials, in this test the inoculum is placed in a mixture with agar, in order to decrease the surface tension forming a pseudomembrane that provides a more intimate contact with the evaluated surface.

Bacterial colonies from each dilution series are counted and recorded. When bacterial inoculum is applied on the surface of plastics or other hydrophobic materials with incorporated preservatives, the surface tension of the polymer generally causes the microbial suspension of inoculum to separate from its surface, so that the microorganisms in the suspension may not contact the treated surface.

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ASTM E2180 – Antimicrobial Test

Serial dilutions are made, plated and incubated for 48 h at a specified temperature dependent upon the optimal temperature for test organism. ASTM E test also help in determining the Comparisons between the numbers of survivors on preservative treated and control hydrophobic surfaces.

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The usual contact time is 24 hours, but can be modified according to the manufacturer’s requirements up to 96 hours to deal with more resistant microorganisms. After the specified contact time 24 h commonly usedsurviving microorganisms are recovered via elution of the agar slurry inoculum from the test substrate into neutralizing broth.

An untreated control sample is also required. aetm