Glove tests are used to evaluate dimensions, tensile strength and elongation, puncture, residual powder, leakage, simulated use, heat aging degradation and viral barriers. These tests are appropriate for rubber, nitrile and vinyl materials. Nelson Laboratories performs tests in compliance with ASTM D3578 (rubber exam), ASTM D3577 (rubber surgical), ASTM D6319 (nitrile), ASTM D5250 (vinyl) and ASTM F1342 puncture test standards. Samples are heat aged in an oven.
- ASTM D5151
- ASTM D3579
- ASTM D6124
- ASTM F1342
- ASTM F1671
Standard turn around times (TAT) are listed below. Ask an expert for a specific consultation on your product. If you are ready to submit your samples for testing, click here to fill out the Sample Submission Form.
|Code||Test||TAT (days)||Request Quote|
|GLV110||Glove Test: Tensile Test, (unaged)||12||Add|
|GLV115||Glove Test: Tensile Test, (aged)||14||Add|
|GLV120||Glove Test: Physical Dimensions||10||Add|
|GLV130||Glove Test: Residual Powder on Gloves, ASTM D6124 (unaged)||12||Add|
|GLV135||Glove Test: Residual Powder on Gloves, ASTM D6124 (aged)||10||Add|
|GLV140||Glove Test: Puncture Resistance, ASTM F1342||6||Add|
|GLV210||Glove Test: Evaluation of Leakage in Gloves, ASTM 5151 (set of 125)||16||Add|
|GLV220||Glove Test: Evaluation of Leakage in Gloves, each||17||Add|
|GLV230||Glove Test: On-site Sampling Service for FDA Detention, per hour||10||Add|
|GLV235||Glove Test: Evaluation of Leakage in Gloves, FDA Detention, each||Add|
|GLV310||Glove Test: Heat Aging Degradation, ASTM D573||20||Add|
|GLV410||Glove Test: Whole Glove Viral Barrier Study||21||Add|
|VPT110||Viral Penetration, ASTM F1671||15||Add|
GLV110 - Glove Test: Tensile Test, (unaged)
TAT: 12 days
GLV115 - Glove Test: Tensile Test, (aged)
TAT: 14 days
GLV120 - Glove Test: Physical Dimensions
TAT: 10 days
GLV130 - Glove Test: Residual Powder on Gloves, ASTM D6124 (unaged)
TAT: 12 days
GLV135 - Glove Test: Residual Powder on Gloves, ASTM D6124 (aged)
TAT: 10 days
GLV140 - Glove Test: Puncture Resistance, ASTM F1342
TAT: 6 days
GLV210 - Glove Test: Evaluation of Leakage in Gloves, ASTM 5151 (set of 125)
TAT: 16 days
GLV220 - Glove Test: Evaluation of Leakage in Gloves, each
TAT: 17 days
GLV230 - Glove Test: On-site Sampling Service for FDA Detention, per hour
TAT: 10 days
GLV235 - Glove Test: Evaluation of Leakage in Gloves, FDA Detention, each
Standard TAT not available for this product
GLV310 - Glove Test: Heat Aging Degradation, ASTM D573
TAT: 20 days
GLV410 - Glove Test: Whole Glove Viral Barrier Study
TAT: 21 days
VPT110 - Viral Penetration, ASTM F1671
TAT: 15 days
GLV110: Minimum 13 samples
GLV115: Minimum 13 samples
GLV120: Minimum 13 samples
GLV130: 5 powder-free or 2 powdered gloves
GLV135: 6 powder-free or 2 powdered gloves
GLV140: Minimum 12 samples
GLV210: One box of each glove size from each type/ lot
GLV310: Minimum 11 samples
GLV410: Minimum 11 samples per type/lot
VPT110: Price is per sample. 32 specimens recommended for FDA Submission (ASTM F1671 requires minimum of 3 specimens); each specimen must be 3 x 3 inches (75 mm x 75 mm) minimum. Include 4 extra samples f
Study OutlineThe Glove tests are conducted according to current FDA expectations for patient examination gloves (ASTM D3578), medical surgical gloves (ASTM D3577) and PVC gloves (ASTM D5250). It includes adherence to ASTM standards as well as the NFPA 1999 standard for physical properties. Glove testing includes:
Tensile test, elastomeric materials (ASTM D412) / Glove tensile test, aged and unaged (ASTM D3578): The test specimen is cut with the ASTM D412 die C unless otherwise requested. Marks are made 1 inch apart and the median of three thickness measurements is used in calculating the cross-sectional area. The instrument is set up with the crosshead speed to 20 inches per minute and the specimen is inserted into the grips. The elongation of the specimen is measured between the marks with an extensometer.
Whole glove viral barrier (NFPA 1999): This test procedure is used for evaluating barrier properties of whole gloves after dexterity testing. Gloves are suspended in a 1-liter Erlenmeyer flask filled with sterile solution. The gloves are filled with a suspension of the challenge virus (phiX174 bacteriophage) at a concentration of ≥108 plaque-forming units (PFU) per ml. The test samples are agitated throughout a 1-hour challenge on an orbital shaker operated at 100 – 125 revolutions per minute (rpm) at 37 ± 2°C. The fluid outside of the gloves will be assayed for the presence of the challenge virus at 0 and 60 minutes.
Glove heat aging degradation test (ASTM D573, NFPA 1999): For ASTM D573, the test specimen is conditioned in an oven at 70 ± 2°C for 166 ± 2 hours. For NFPA 1999, the test specimen is conditioned in the oven at 100 ± 2°C for 22 ± 0.3 hours.
Evaluation of leakage in gloves (ASTM D5151): This test is intended to determine barrier evaluation of gloves by visual and leak test procedures on synthetic and latex examination and/or surgical gloves. The method consists of visual examination of the gloves, securing a test glove to a plastic cylinder and filling the glove with 1000 ml of water. The glove is suspended and examined for visual leaks immediately after addition of the water and at 2 minutes after adding the water.
Puncture Resistance (ASTM F1342): This test method determines the puncture resistance of a material specimen by measuring the force required to cause a sharp-edged puncture probe to penetrate through the specimen.
Glove test for residual powder, aged and unaged (ASTM D6124): This test is used for the evaluation of residual powder on gloves by weight. The procedure consists of rinsing individual gloves with water, filtering the liquid and subtracting the tare filter weight from the final filter weight after desiccation.
Glove physical dimensions (ASTM D3578-91, ASTM D573, ASTM D5250): This test measures the dimensions of the gloves in millimeters. The length is measured from the tip of the second finger to the outside edge of the cuff. The width of the palm is measured at a level between the base of the index finger and the base of the thumb. The minimum thickness is measured at the tip of the second finger and the palm.
Recommended replicates: Varies depending on the acceptable quality level (AQL) per sampling plan for each individual test. For the ASTM D5151, 125 gloves are required (surgical or examination) to begin testing. For the whole glove barrier test, 5 gloves are required. For further guidance, please refer to ISO 2859 or contact Nelson Laboratories and we’ll be happy to help you determine quantity needed.