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Liquid Suspension Time-Kill Test

Welcome to Antimicrobial Test Laboratories' Liquid Suspension Time-Kill Test resource page.

Below, you will find a summary of the Liquid Suspension Time-Kill Test, along with some of its strengths and weaknesses. The Liquid Suspension Time-Kill Test method is an excellent test for use by disinfectant product developers, because it is fast, relatively inexpensive, and very reproducible.

The procedure described below is based on a standardized suspension time-kill test procedure, ASTM E2315 "Standard Guide for Assesment of Antimicrobial Activity Using a Time-Kill Procedure."

Note: The information below is presented for educational purposes only. Current, detailed ASTM Methods can be obtained from ASTM.


Liquid Time-Kill Test Method Summary:


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At Antimicrobial Test Laboratories, we are proud of our tradition of collaborative, productive antimicrobial research and development. The suspension-based time-kill test is just one of many tools we use to help companies develop disinfectants and other antimicrobial products.

For more information about liquid time-kill testing or ASTM E2315, Contact the Lab Today!