ASTM International - ASTM E2839-18

Standard Practice for Production and Storage of Spores of C. difficile for Use in Efficacy Evaluation of Antimicrobial Agents

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 1 October 2018
Status: active
Page Count: 7
ICS Code (Other standards related to microbiology): 07.100.99
significance And Use:

5.1 This practice describes a procedure for preparing and storing a suspension of C. difficile spores that meets the following acceptance criteria: (1) spore titer of approximately... View More

scope:

1.1 This practice specifies the procedures for producing and storing standardized suspensions of Clostridioides difficile spores for the evaluation of the sporicidal activity of antimicrobial formulations using the Quantitative Method for Testing Antimicrobial Agents against Spores of C. difficile on Hard, Non-porous Surfaces or other procedures.

1.2 This practice may involve hazardous materials, chemicals, and microorganisms and should be performed only by persons with formal training in microbiology.

1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

1.4 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 limitations prior to use.

1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Document History

ASTM E2839-18
October 1, 2018
Standard Practice for Production and Storage of Spores of C. difficile for Use in Efficacy Evaluation of Antimicrobial Agents
1.1 This practice specifies the procedures for producing and storing standardized suspensions of Clostridioides difficile spores for the evaluation of the sporicidal activity of antimicrobial...
August 1, 2011
Standard Test Method for Production of Clostridium difficile Spores for Use in Efficacy Evaluation of Antimicrobial Agents
1.1 This test method is for producing C. difficile spores to evaluate antimicrobial formulations for their sporicidal activity. 1.2 It is the responsibility of the investigator to determine whether...
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