ASTM D5151

ASTM D5151 - Test Method for detecting holes in Medical Gloves

This test method covers the detection of holes that allow water leakage under conditions described in the test. Simply put, each medical glove is filled with water to see if any pinholes exist. The FDA requires a multiple sampling plan for the leak test of exam gloves with an AQL of 4.0 (6.6 maximum reject level allowed). The lower the AQL number is, the less holes detected. In December 2008, the new requirement will be changed to AQL 2.5 for medical exam gloves.

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