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Vartest Makes It Easier To Submit Samples For Antimicrobial Testing:

Vartest has developed an updated Test Request form specifically devoted to Anti Microbial finish testing.  The form makes it easier and less confusing to submit samples for anti-microbial testing.  It serves to confirm which options of the test methods are being requested by the client and also lets the client know in advance of the detail that will appear on their report when Vartest completes it.  The Biological Test Request Submit Form can be downloaded at: The form currently includes submit information for AATCC 30,  AATCC 100, AATCC 147, ASTM G21, ASTM E1428, but Vartest also performs many other antimicrobial tests, including ASTM E2149 and MIL STD 810F Method 508.5 Fungus. All of these tests are run with one or more of:

  • Aspergillus Niger (ATCC 6275)
  • Penicillium Varians (ATCC 10509)
  • Trichodema Viride (ATCC 28020)
  • Staphylococcus Aureus (ATCC 6538)
  • Klebsiella Pneumoniae (ATCC 4352)
  • Streptoverticillium Reticulum (ATCC 25607)
  • Penicillium Pinophilum – Funiculosum (ATCC 11797)
  • Chaetomium Globosum (ATCC 6205)
  • Gliocladium Virens (ATCC 9645)
  • Aureobasidium Pullulans (ATCC 15233)

For additional detail on submitting samples, price and turn time please contact Sharon Lafaurie (, Esmeralda Castillo ( or Trevor Trapp.(



Vartest has successfully completed participation in AATCC Proficiency Trials in support of ongoing ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation for AATCC Test Methods 147 and 100. Additionally elemental analysis via wet chemistry/spectroscopy and energy dispersive xray are available in order to measure the presence and establish the location of elements such as silver which are associated with a particular anti bacterial finish.

Both leaching and nonleaching finishes can be assessed.

Biosafety Level 2 Testing At Vartest


Antibacterial testing is often one component of a battery of tests that Vartest performs to fully characterize a textile product. Both leaching and non leaching finishes can be assessed and Vartest has full capability to analyse the substrate to which an antibacterial finish has been applied.