Antimicrobial Surface Testing


This page describes the lab's services related to testing antimicrobial surfaces and fabrics. Visit the disinfectant testing or virucidal efficacy testing section to find information on testing services for liquid antimicrobials. If the test you need appears below or is similar to those listed, please contact the laboratory or get a same-day price quote.

Antimicrobial Hard Surface Efficacy Tests for Bacteria
  • ASTM E1428 (Standard Test Method for Evaluating the Performance of Antimicrobials in or on Polymeric Solids Against Staining by Streptoverticillium reticulum)
  • ASTM E2149 (Standard Test Method for Determining the Antimicrobial Activity of Immobilized Antimicrobial Agents Under Dynamic Contact Conditions)
  • ASTM E2180 (Standard test Method for Determining the Activity of Incoporated Antimicrobial Agents in Polymeric or Hydrophobic Materials)
  • EPA Copper as a Sanitizer Test (Efficacy as a Sanitizer)
  • EPA Copper Residual Efficacy Test (Residual Self-Sanitizing Activity)
  • EPA Copper Continuous Reduction Test (Continuous Reduction of Bacterial Contamination)
  • ISO 22196 (Measurement of Antibacterial Activity on Plastic Surfaces)
  • ISO 27447 (Test for Antimicrobial Activity of Photocatalytic Materials)
  • JIS Z 2801 (Japanese Test for Antimicrobial Activity and Efficacy)
  • Standard Zone of Inhibition Test (Kirby Bauer Qualitative Test for Growth Inhibition)
Antimicrobial Hard Surface Tests for Mildew and Fungi
  • ASTM D3273 (Resistance to Mold on the Surface of Interior Coatings in an Environmental Chamber)
  • ASTM E1428 (Standard Test Method for Evaluating the Performance of Antimicrobials in or on Polymeric Solids Against Staining by Streptoverticillium reticulum)
  • ASTM G21 (Determining Resistance of Synthetic Polymeric Materials to Fungi)
Antimicrobial Hard Surface Tests - Algae
Antimicrobial Hard Surface Tests - Viruses
  • JIS Z 2801, Modified for Viruses
  • ISO 22196, Modified for Viruses
Custom Antimicrobial Product Efficacy Tests
  • There are myriad antimicrobial products under development, and they don't always "fit in the box" with respect to standard test methods. Often, custom tests are the most appropriate way to test the antimicrobial activity of a product.
  • Custom "Real-Life" Microbial Challenge Studies
  • Custom Modifications to Standard Antimicrobial Test Methods
  • Custom "Worst-Case" Antimicrobial Activity Testing
  • Custom "Best-Case" Antimicrobial Activity Testing
  • Antimicrobial Technology Screening

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Note: "GLP" stands for Good Laboratory Practices, and refers to governmental requirements for laboratories that submit data to EPA or FDA.