Antimicrobial testing & disinfectant testing

Donnington Laboratories offers a comprehensive range of tests for evaluating antimicrobial products and substantiating antibacterial and antifungal claims and includes the following European Standard methods:

BS EN 1040:
phase 1 test – substantiation of basic bactericidal activity √
BS EN 1275:
phase 1 test – substantiation of basic fungal activity
BS EN 1276:
phase 2, step 1 test – bactericidal activity of products for food, domestic and institutional areas (includes hygienic hand products) √
BS EN 1650:
phase 2, step 1 test – fungicidal activity of products for food, domestic and institutional areas
pr EN 12054:
phase 2, step 1 test – withdrawn but still used for hand washes
BS EN 13697:
phase 2, step 2 test – bactericidal/fungicidal activity on non-porous surfaces
BS EN 1499:
phase 2, step 2 test – human volunteer trial (hygienic hand washes)
BS EN 1500:
phase 2, step 2 test – human volunteer trial (hygienic hand scrubs)

Additional test organisms can be included upon request e.g. methicillin resistant Staph aureus, Escherichia coli 0157 and Salmonella typhimurium.

√ included in our scope of CLAS accreditation

Assessment of fungistatic and bacteriostatic activity

DLL also offer the following for the assessment of inhibitory activity:

  • Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) determination
  • Agar diffusion testing

FURTHER INFORMATION ON PRICES AND SUBMISSION

Test Turnaround (days) Min sample requirement Price/sample*
BS EN 1040 15 (max) 80g/ml £220
BS EN 1275 20 (max) 80g/ml £245
BS EN 1276 15 (max) 150g/ml £440
BS EN 1276 Additional test organisms + 30g + £110
BS EN 1650 20 (max) 120g/ml £350
pr EN 12054 15 (max) 100g/ml £260
BS EN 13697 15 (max) 150g/ml £350
BS EN 1499 20 (max) 250g/ml £1,450
BS EN 1500 20 (max) 250g/ml £1,450
Minimum Inhibitory Concentration determination 20 (max) PoA
Agar diffusion testing 20 (max) PoA
*Based upon evaluation at one test product concentration, up to two contact times and the specified test organisms only.

All prices exclude VAT