Understanding your results.
The standard EN 18184 classifies samples as having a “Good Effect” if they achieve >2 log (99.99%) reduction or “Excellent Effect” if they achieve >3 log (99.999%) reduction.
|Item||Antiviral efficacy value,Mv||Standard|
|Tested textile product||3,0 > Mv ≥ 2,0||Good effect (99.99%)|
|Mv ≥ 3,0||Excellent effect (99.999%)|
Can we test for efficacy against Coronavirus?
We are currently using Feline Coronavirus as a surrogate for SARS-CoV-2 as the outbreak strain is not available for commercial testing.
Can we test against multiple viruses?
Yes, please select each virus from the drop down list, if you would like a specific virus that is not listed please contact us in an email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Can we test against bacteria?
Yes, if you require this service, please contact us directly on email@example.com
What contact times can we test with?
The standard permits contact times from 2 to 24 hours.
How much does the ISO 18184 testing cost?
Testing costs from £550.00 per textile against one organism.
How much sample do we require?
We require approximately 20cmx20cm of sample per textile, plus a control (untreated) sample, the same size.
When should I send my samples?
Once you have completed a submission please send the samples straight away.
Where do I send my samples to?
Please send samples to the following address:
F.A.O Textiles Team
Microbiological Solutions Ltd
BL9 5NA (Courier)
BL9 5NB (Royal Mail)
When do I need to make a payment?
Once your samples have been received at the laboratory an invoice will be issued with 7 days payment terms.
When can I expect my report?
You will receive your report on the date you select during the submission process.
I have submitted my request but need to make a change, what should I do?
Please contact us directly on firstname.lastname@example.org