Standard ASTM E1589-94
1.1 The tests described in this test method are designed to evaluate antimicrobial agents in formulations intended for use as first aid antiseptic products for their ability to reduce or suppress the growth, or both, of the skin microflora.
1.2 A knowledge of microbiological techniques is required for these procedures.
1.3 In this test method metric units are used for all applications, except for distance, in which case inches are used and metric units follow in parenthesis.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.