Disinfectant testing

Disinfectants are subject to complex regulation. EN 14885 specifies test methods and approval requirements for assessing efficacy. The overview standard regulates the use of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics in the fields of human and veterinary medicine as well as products of the food and other industries, for household or public facilities.

European authorities require for the approval of disinfectants and antiseptics that an independent testing institute confirms the efficacy of the product. Whether bactericidal, levurocidal, fungicidal, mycobactericidal, tuberculocidal or virucidal - the efficacy of your product must be proven both in the quantitative suspension test (phase 2/stage 1) and in the practical germ carrier test (phase 2/stage 2).

We offer normative tests to validate product claims for surface disinfection, instrument disinfection and textile disinfection:

  • VAH method 8 (phase 1)
  • VAH method 9 (phase 2/stage 1)
  • VAH method 14.1, 14.2, 15, 17.1, 17.2 (phase 2/stage 2)
  • DIN EN 13727Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics -
    Quantitative suspension test for the determination of bactericidal activity in the field of human medicine - Test method and requirements (Phase 2, Step 1)
  • DIN EN 13624 Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics -
    Quantitative suspension test for the determination of fungicidal or levurocidal activity in the field of human medicine - Test method and requirements (phase 2, step 1)
  • DIN EN 14348 Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics -
    Quantitative suspension test for the determination of mycobactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants used in the medical area including instrument disinfectants - Test method and requirements (Phase 2, Step 1)
  • DIN EN 13697 Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics -
    Quantitative surface test for the determination of bactericidal and/or fungicidal activity of chemical disinfectants on non-porous surfaces in food, industrial, domestic and public areas - Test method and requirements without mechanical treatment (phase 2, step 2)
  • DIN EN 16615 Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics -
    Quantitative test method for the determination of bactericidal and levurocidal activity on non-porous surfaces with mechanical action using wipes in the field of human medicine (4-field test) - Test method and requirements (phase 2, stage 2)
  • DIN EN 14561 Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics -
    Quantitative bactericidal activity test for instruments used in the medical area - Test method and requirements (phase 2, step 2)
  • DIN EN 14562 Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics -
    Quantitative carrier test for testing fungicidal or levurocidal activity for instruments used in the medical area - Test method and requirements (phase 2, step 2)
  • DIN EN 14563 Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics -
    Quantitative carrier test for testing the mycobactericidal or tuberculocidal activity of chemical disinfectants for instruments used in the medical area - Test method and requirements (phase 2, step 2)
  • DIN EN 16616 Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics -
    Chemo-thermal laundry disinfection - Test method and requirements (phase 2, step 2)
  • Testing of the virucidal efficacy of disinfectants in chemo-thermal laundry disinfection (practical test) -
    In-house method with surrogate virus MS2 according to SOP-QM-11.HY.03.055 & SOP-QM-11.HY.03.056 in conjunction with VAH method 17 (phase 2/stage 2)

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