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Understanding your Results and FAQs

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%)

FAQ

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 textiles@msl.io

Can we test against bacteria?
Yes, if you require this service, please contact us directly on textiles@msl.io

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

Gollinrod
Walmersley
Bury
England
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 textiles@msl.io
 

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