Hycolin was tested by independent laboratories and shown to pass the following tests: European standard en14348 test at 5% (1 part of Hycolin plus 19 parts of water) for its effectiveness on mycobacterium tuberculosis. To comply with en14348, a >4 log10 reduction of the test bacteria within 60 minutes is required.
European standard en1276 test at 2% (1 part of Hycolin plus 49 parts of water). En1276 is the test of choice in the united kingdom for hospital disinfectants. The test consists of efficacy against escherichia coli, enterococcus hirae, staphylococcus ureus, and pseudomonas aeruginosa under contaminated conditions in hard water.
Hycolin has also been tested against methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (mrsa) using the en1276 protocol and passed at 1-50.
Hycolin passed the afnor nft151 test at 1-60 against escherichia coli, enterococcus faecium, staph-ylococcus aureus, and pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Hycolin also passed the afnor nft3o 1 test at 1-40 in dirty conditions against escherichia coli, enterococcus faecium, staphylococcus aureus, and pseudomonas aeruginosa.
The above tests show that Hycolin disinfectant is active against a wide range of gram-positive bacteria and gram-negative bacteria.
Recommended at a dilution of 2%, even in contaminated conditions.
A dilution of 2% is recommended for areas where known contamination is present, such as intensive care, post-mortem rooms, for infected linen and utensils used for dressings, bedpans, etc.
A dilution of 2% is recommended for general disinfection.
Wherever possible any disinfectant dilution should be supported by in-use testing. Disinfectant
Dilutions should be freshly prepared.
Aqueous dilutions of Hycolin arc clear and pale blue.
2×5 litres product ref. Hyc010