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phase 2, step 1 test – withdrawn but still used for hand washes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

TestTurnaround (days)Min sample requirementPrice/sample*
BS EN 104015 (max)80g/ml£220
BS EN 127520 (max)80g/ml£245
BS EN 127615 (max)150g/ml£440
BS EN 1276 Additional test organisms + 30g+ £110
BS EN 165020 (max)120g/ml£350
pr EN 1205415 (max)100g/ml£260
BS EN 1369715 (max)150g/ml£350
BS EN 149920 (max)250g/ml£1,450
BS EN 150020 (max)250g/ml£1,450
    
Minimum Inhibitory Concentration determination20 (max) PoA
Agar diffusion testing20 (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