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AATCC TM90-2016, Antibacterial Activity Assessment of Textile Materials: Agar Plate Method
Developed in 1958 by AATCC Committee RA31; revised 1962, 1965, 2010; reaffirmed 1970, 1974, 1977, 1982, 2016; editorially revised 1971, 1972, 1974, 1982, 1985, 1986; removed 1989; reactivated/revised 2011.
1. Purpose and Scope
1.1 The objective is to qualitatively detect bacteriostatic activity on products that are treated with antimicrobials and are capable of producting a zone of inhibitation. Some test samples do not have a flat surface, therefore, this method provides the advantage of testing odd shaped and non-flat surfaces by partially embedding them into molden agar prior to solidification. This provides the intimate contact required between the test sample and the seeded agar.
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