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Virus and Virucidal Testing

Virucidal testing measures the efficacy of disinfectant claims on virus killing. Efficacy data must be provided to register a virucidal disinfectant for market release. Nelson Labs has experience testing many different disinfectants against an assortment of viruses, including herpesvirus 1 (HSV1), human coronavirus, and HIV. To ensure virucidal testing is done precisely and effectively, it must be done according to a set of standards.

Our testing is done in compliance with ASTM E 1052 and ASTM E 1053. Test methods may be modified to meet your testing needs. Viruses may be acquired as necessary. Our scientifically sounding test includes tight controls that can give clients a high level of confidence in their test results.

Applicable Standards

  • ASME 1052
  • ASME 1053

Testing Locations

  • Fairfield, NJ, USA

To learn more about this facility and its certifications, click here. 

Study Outline

The virus is dried on a carrier (hard non-porous surface, such as glass) and treated with a disinfectant. The virus is recovered and allowed to infect host cells. Infection is observed by Cytopathec Effect (CPE). the infectious virus titer is measured by 50% Tissue Culture Infective Does (TCID50) for carriers before and after treatment. The log reduction is determined for the disinfectant.

Contact Us

If you have additional questions about Virucidal Testing, or would like to consult with the experts at Nelson Labs, just send us a request or call our Fairfield, NJ facility  at +1 (973) 227-6882.