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EN 13624 Test

Evaluate Fungicidal or Yeasticidal activity of Chemical disinfectants and Antiseptics

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BS EN 13624 : 2013 – Quantitative Suspension Test for the Evaluation of Fungicidal or Yeasticidal activity of Disinfectants used in the Medical area (phase 2, step 1)

EN 13624 specifies a test method to assess the fungicidal or yeasticidal efficacy of antiseptics and disinfectant products intended for use in medical area.

EN 13624 standard is applicable to areas or situations where disinfection is medically indicated. This test can be performed for these given products –

  • Hygienic handrub and handwash
  • Surgical handrub and handwash
  • Instrument disinfectants
  • Surface disinfectants like sprays, wipes, and more

EN 13624 Test Conditions & Requirements

Test Conditions 

Hygienic handrub and handwash

Surgical handrub and handwash

Instrument disinfection

Surface disinfection

Mandatory test organisms

Candida Albicans (MTCC 3017)

Candida Albicans (MTCC 3017)

Fungicidal activity

Aspergillus brasiliensis (ATCC-16888)

Yeasticidal activity 

Candida Albicans (MTCC 3017) 

Fungicidal activity

Aspergillus brasiliensis (ATCC-16888)

Yeasticidal activity 

Candida Albicans (MTCC 3017)


Test  temperature

According to the manufacturer’s recommendation, but at/between 

20 °C and 20 °C

20 °C and 20 °C

20 °C and 70 °C

4°C and 30 °C



Contact time 

According to the manufacturer’s recommendation 

but between

But no longer than

30 s and 60 s

    1 min and 5 min

 60 min

  5 min or 60 min

Interfering substance – clean conditions 

0.3 g/l bovine albumin solution (hygienic handrub)

0.3 g/l bovine albumin solution (surgical handrub)

0.3 g/l bovine albumin  solution 

3.0 g/l bovine albumin solution plus 3.0 ml/l erythrocytes

Interfering substance – dirty conditions 

3.0 g/l bovine albumin solution plus 3.0 ml/l erythrocytes (hygienic handwash) 

3.0 g/l bovine albumin solution plus 3.0 ml/l erythrocytes (surgical handwash)

3.0 g/l bovine albumin solution plus 3.0 ml/l erythrocytes

3.0 g/l bovine albumin solution plus 3.0 ml/l erythrocytes

Log reduction

≥ 4.0 for handrub

≥ 2.0 for hygienic hand wash



≥ 4.0

≥ 4.0 

≥ 4.0 

EN 13624 MIS Test Process

EN 13624 Test Method

  • Interfering substance and test suspension are taken into a test tube.
  • Sample product is added into the same test tube and held for specific contact period times.
  • At the end of contact time, an aliquot of solution is acquired from test tube and is transferred into a test tube containing neutralizing solution.
  • 1 ml of neutralizing extract is plated and incubated for 48 hrs. 
  • After inoculation viable cells are counted and results are compared to control sample.
  • To pass EN 13624, product must achieve 4 log reduction value.

If you are looking for testing services for EN 13624 standard, MIS team experts would be happy to serve you. We are a team of highly experienced professionals who render efficacy testing services in accordance with international standards meanwhile understanding  customer needs.

With the help of our highly upgraded and well equipped testing facility, we are able to execute and deliver accurate results to our clients.

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FAQs

EN 13624 test is performed to determine fungicidal or yeasticidal activity of products intended for disinfection in medical areas.

Products to be tested using EN 13624 include  hygienic handrub, hygienic handwash, surgical handrub, surgical handwash, instrument disinfectants, and surface disinfectants.

EN 13624 test takes 2-3 weeks to complete.

At Microbe Investigations, we test for EN 13624 using the following strains: Aspergillus brasiliensis (ATCC-16888) and Candida Albicans (MTCC 3017). Additional strains can be added on customer’s request.

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