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New version of efficiency standard UNE EN 13624

On 27 July 2022, the new version of the efficiency standard UNE EN 13624 was published. This standard cancels and replaces Standard EN 13624:2013. Chemical antiseptics and disinfectants. Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of fungicidal or levuricidal activity in medicine. Test method and requirements (phase2, step1)


The standard applies to products used in medicine in the disciplines of hygienic hand treatment by friction, hygienic hand washing, surgical hand treatment by friction or washing, instrument disinfection by immersion and surface disinfection by friction, spraying. Flooding or other means

The main changes published in this new version are essentially related to the following:

  • Inclusion of textile disinfection which was not covered in the previous version.
  • Decrease of the quantities under soiled conditions for the modified method for ready-to-use products.

For TEXTILE DISINFECTION, the contact time can be chosen between 5 – 60 minutes. The test temperature shall be between 20 – 50°C for Candida spp. and between 20 – 60°C for Aspergillus spp. The product must demonstrate a reduction of at least 4lg in soiled conditions.

However, the changes of this revision have no impact on the test results obtained with reference to the EN 13624:2013 version.

Laboratorio Control, a reference in the sector, with a long experience in biocide analysis accredited by ENAC, offers the testing of the latest version of this accredited standard and can guide and advise the client at all times.

Do not hesitate to contact the team of professionals at Laboratorio Control, they will elaborate a proposal adapted to your needs according to the requirements of any efficiency standard.


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