ASTM International - ASTM D7102-04
Standard Guide for Determination of Endotoxin on Sterile Medical Gloves
|Publication Date:||1 December 2004|
|ICS Code (Hospital equipment):||11.140|
1.1 This guide covers a selection of methodologies for the determination of bacterial endotoxin on gloves when such a determination is appropriate.
1.2 As bacteria may continue to grow on non-sterile gloves, reportable endotoxin levels are only appropriate for sterile gloves.
1.3 This guide is not applicable to the determination of pyrogens other than bacterial endotoxins.
1.4 The sample preparation method described must be used regardless of the test method selected. This method does not describe laboratory test method validation, analyst qualification, or reagent confirmation. Product-specific validation is addressed.
1.5 The safe and proper use of medical gloves is beyond the scope of this guide.
1.6 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory requirements prior to use.