BS EN 16777
VIRAL TESTING SPECIALISTS
BS EN 16777: 2018 – Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics – Quantitative non-porous surface test without mechanical action for the evaluation of virucidal activity of chemical disinfectants used in the medical area
This standard describes a surface test method for establishing whether a product proposed as a disinfectant has or does not have virucidal activity on non-porous surfaces.
This standard applies to areas/situations where disinfection is medically indicated, such as the following:
- in hospitals
- community medical facilities
- dental institutions
- nursing homes
clinics in schools
A sample of the product is added to a test suspension of viruses in a solution of an interfering substance, inoculated onto a test surface and dried. The surface is then submerged into a neutralizer solution to stop the active ingredients from working beyond the contact time. A sample of the neutralizer is acquired, plated and incubated.