DS/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 – Test method and requirements (phase 2/step 2)

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This document specifies a test method and the minimum requirements for virucidal activity of chemical disinfectants that form a homogeneous physically stable preparation when diluted with hard water – or in the case of ready-to-use products – with water.

This document applies to products that are used in the medical area for disinfecting non-porous surfaces including surfaces of medical devices without mechanical action.

This document applies to areas and situations where disinfection is medically indicated. Such indications occur in patient care, for example:

- in hospitals, in community medical facilities, and in dental institutions;

- in clinics of schools, of kindergartens, and of nursing homes;

and may occur in the workplace and in the home.

It may also include services such as laundries and kitchens supplying products directly for the patients.

NOTE 1 – The method described is intended to determine the activity of commercial formulations or active substances on viruses in the conditions in which they are used.

NOTE 2 – This method corresponds to a phase 2, step 2 test.

EN 14885 specifies in detail the relationship of the various tests to one another and to "use recommendations".

Number of pages: 37

Published: 2018-12-18

Date of approval: 2018-12-17

International relationships : EN 16777:2018 IDT

ICS: 11.080.20 - Disinfectants and antiseptics

Item number: M311415



  • CEN/TC 216
  • CEN/TC 216/WG 1

Danish committee