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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November 20, Content source: Test Method A definitive procedure that produces a test result: 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.

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The values stated in each system must be used independently of the other, without combining values in any way. 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 to such material, physical, chemical or thermal conditions that may deteriorate it.

The exposure is carried out for a specified time and under a selected pressure.

This is accomplished by adding surfactant to the Phi-X Bacteriophage nutrient broth. Link to Active This link will always route to the current Active version of the standard. Please see the full standard for complete details.


Any visual or virological evidence of penetration will f16771 the inability of the material to resist penetration. The suspension used to prepare the suspension of bacteriophage use contains 3. Do not use Google Chrome Contact.

A definitive procedure that produces a test result: The type must be specified. A precision and bias statement shall be reported at the end of a test method.

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If you not change browser settings, you agree to it. 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 of protective clothing.

The test includes a positive control consisting of a membrane with a pore slightly greater than the diameter of the bacteriophage 0. 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 by larger microorganisms like bacteria.

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. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. Therefore, it is important to understand that this test method does not simulate all the physical stresses and pressures that might be exerted on protective clothing materials during actual use.


Examples of body protection include laboratory coats, coveralls, vests, jackets, aprons, surgical gowns and full body suits.

Health professionals who treat and care for patients can be exposed to biological fluids that can transmit diseases. These diseases can be caused by a wide variety of microorganisms and can pose a significant risk to health and life.

These protective garments can be, for example, gloves, aprons, masks, hoods, or boots, among others.

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The resulting surface tension of the Phi-X Bacteriophage challenge suspension is approximately 0. Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to f171 options Skip directly to site content. The method is evaluated by two procedures: Inferences for protection from other pathogens must be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

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. Test Method F uses the same penetration test cell and technique, but exposes material specimens to synthetic blood with visual detection of liquid penetration.

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