EN 14476-Virucidal activity test against Influenza A H1N1 virus, following the methods recommended by the standard UNE-EN 14476:2014 + A1:2015 for chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of virucidal activity in the medical area. Test method and requirements (phase 2, step 1). 

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Note: the EN 14476 guideline requires as mandatory to perform the assay the following three strains: Poliovirus type 1, Adenovirus type 5 and Murine Norovirus. This is due that these virus are more resistant to disinfectants action and when a disinfectant is active against them it is considered that it is active against other non-tested viruses. If the test is performed with other species/strains (e. gr. Influenza A H1N1 virus) it can be certified that the testes product shows activity against this species/strains of virus but it does not meet the requirement of the guideline to be considered virucidal in general.

UNE-EN 14476: 2014 + A1: 2015.

The new 2013/2014 version of the assay EN 14476, have Increased the number of viruses from two to three. The following mandatory viruses and conditions for the assay are summarized as: 1) Hygienic handwashing or hygienic handrub (Poliovirus, Adenovirus and Murine Norovirus or only Adenovirus and Murine Norovirus when a limited spectrum against enveloped viruses is desired, or alternatively only Vaccinia virus when activity against enveloped viruses is desired *; assay temperature of 20ºC, contact time of between 30 and 120 seconds *; and at least under clean conditions for hygienic handrub, or dirty conditions for hygienic handwashing *); 2) Instruments disinfection (Poliovirus, Adenovirus and Murine Norovirus, or only Parvovirus when temperature for disinfection is 40ºC or higher; assay temperature between 20 and 70 *; time of contact not higher of 60 min, and under clean or dirty conditions *); 3) Surface disinfection (Poliovirus, Adenovirus and Murine Norovirus; assay temperature beteen 4 and 30ºC *; time of contact of 5 min or 60 min *; and under clean or dirty conditions *); 4) Tissue or clothes disinfection (Parvovirus; assay temperature between 30 and 70ºC *; contact time not higher than 20 min *, and under dirty conditions). The product must be assayed at least at three concentrations, including one in the non-active concentration range and another in the active concentration range. To consider the product virucidal a 4 logarithmic reduction in the infectivity of viruses must be obtained (*: the customer must chose among the alternatives conditions, and Indicate in the test submission form).

Important: the products can be tested at a concentration equal or lower than 80%. The ready-to-use products can be tested at 97% concentration If they do not pass the test at 80%. The maximum concentration of test products for hygienic handwashing is 50%.