Bioburden of a face mask

Accredited testing of the microbiological cleanliness (Bioburden) of face masks according to EN 14683 standard.

The results include the viable aerobic bacteria, yeasts and molds. The colony-forming units (CFU) are counted and reported as cfu/g.

This test is needed if the manufacturer, importer or the seller of the face masks want to acquire a CE marking for their product, or wants to determine the cleanliness for other reasons.

Suitable sample matrices
Surgical face masks
Required sample quantity
10 masks
Typical turnaround time
3 weeks after receiving the samples
Available quality systems
Accredited test method

Pricing and online order

First sample (Excl. VAT):
431 €
Additional samples (Excl. VAT):
306 €per sample
Large batches of samples are eligible for discounts.

Samples are entered during checkout.

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