FDA Healthcare Personnel Handwash (HCPHW)
Efficacy Testing Requirements
Developed by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), this test is the required standard of efficacy established by the FDA. It is used to determine the effectiveness of antimicrobial handwash and hand rub agents designed for frequent use at reducing transient bacterial flora on hands.
The FDA requires that antimicrobial handwash and hand rub agents achieve a 2-log10
reduction at Application 1 and a 3-log10
reduction at Application 10.View FDA guideline >