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 integrity of the protective barrier may also be compromised during use by such effects as flexing and abrasion 8. Health professionals who treat and care for patients can be exposed to biological fluids that can transmit diseases.
This test method does not address the design, overall construction and components, or interfaces of garments or other factors which may affect the overall protection offered by the protective clothing. Examples of body protection include laboratory coats, coveralls, vests, jackets, aprons, surgical gowns and full body suits.
Because of the 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. Test Method F uses the same penetration test cell and technique, but exposes material specimens to synthetic blood with visual detection of liquid penetration.
The values stated f1761 each system must be used independently of the other, without combining values in any way.
This test method is based on Test Method F for measuring resistance of chemical protective clothing materials to penetration by liquids. Materials passing Test Method F should then be tested against bacteriophage penetration using this test method to verify performance.
Test Method A definitive procedure that produces a test result: Prewetting agents, such as alcohol, and contaminating agents, such as perspiration, may also compromise the integrity of the protective barrier. The test is carried out observing the penetration of liquid without pressure for 5 minutes, followed by 1 minute at the indicated pressure 1.
Do not use Google Chrome Contact. Link to Active This link will always route to the current Active zstm of the standard. The type must be specified. This test method does not address the design, overall construction and components, or interfaces of garments or other factors which may affect the overall protection offered by the protective axtm. 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.
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Referenced Documents purchase separately The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard. These protective garments can be, for example, gloves, aprons, masks, hoods, or boots, among others. Test not accredited in our laboratory. Work Item s – proposed revisions of this standard. To help simulate the wetting characteristics of blood and body fluids, the surface tension of the Phi-X Bacteriophage challenge suspension is adjusted to approximate the lower end of this surface tension range.
In case a non-sterile material is used, the test will include the corresponding controls to exclude the presence of the bacteriophage in the materials evaluated. This includes bullet-proof clothing, general protective clothing and full body ensembles that protect from cuts, radiation, temperature extremes, hot splashes from molten metals and other hot liquids, potential impacts from tools, machinery and materials and hazardous chemicals.
Many factors can effect the wetting and penetration characteristics of asmt fluids, such as: The exposure is carried out for a specified time and under a selected pressure. The method described in these standards, evaluates the effectiveness of materials used in the manufacture of protective garments against bloodborne pathogens using a surrogate virus suspended in a liquid, simulating the spontaneous contact conditions in a sanitary environment.
Clothing for protection against contact with blood and body fluids — Determination of resistance of protective clothing materials to penetration by blood-borne pathogens – Test method using Phi-X bacteriophage.
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 page options Skip directly to site content.
This test method is used to measure the resistance of materials used in protective clothing to penetration by blood-borne pathogens using a surrogate microbe under conditions of continuous liquid contact. Work Item s – proposed revisions of this standard. The suspension used to prepare the suspension of bacteriophage use contains 3. 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 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.
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A retaining screen is used to support the specimen. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Therefore, it is important to adtm that this test method does not simulate all the physical stresses and pressures that might be exerted on protective clothing materials during awtm use.
Additional tests should be considered that assess the impact of storage conditions and shelf life on disposable products and the impact of laundering and sterilization on reusable products.
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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. If you not change browser settings, you agree to it.
The test includes a positive control consisting of a membrane with a pore slightly greater than the diameter of the bacteriophage 0. Trace Laboratories – Denver, CO, 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.
It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.