ASTM E1054-22 - Standard Practices for Evaluation of Inactivators of Antimicrobial Agents
Standard Practices for Evaluation of Inactivators of Antimicrobial Agents
|antimicrobial agents; antimicrobial effectiveness evaluations; inactivation; neutralization; neutralizer toxicity;
1.1 These test procedures are used to determine the effectiveness of methodologies procedures and materials intended for inactivating (neutralizing, quenching) the microbicidal properties of antimicrobial agents; to ensure that no components of the neutralizing procedures and materials, themselves, exert an inhibitory effect on microorganisms targeted for recovery; and to demonstrate that the antimicrobial chemistry tested is microbicidal.
1.2 Knowledge of microbiological and statistical techniques is required for these procedures.
Note 1: These methods are not suitable when testing the virucidal activity of microbicides (see Test Method ).
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. 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.
1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.