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Clothing to Protect from Infectious Disease

Infectious disease protective clothing enables the wearer to perform a range of activities in environments contaminated with known pathogens - without adverse health effects.

Depending on the type of use, protection can be against contaminated liquids (such as blood), aerosols or solid dust particles.

We check whether limited-use or reusable infection protective clothing meets the specifications of the European personal protective equipment (PPE) standard DIN EN 14126.

Testing and Certification of Protective Clothing against Infectious Agents

As an accredited laboratory and notified body (No. 0555), we:

  • Test and certify infection control clothing in accordance with the requirements of DIN EN 14126
  • Issue EU type examination certificates for CE marking of products in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/425

The tests are also suitable for qualification of protective equipment for:

  • Rescue services - DGUV Regulation 105-003, Section 4.5 (Protection against infections) and Annexes 1+3
  • Firefighters - EN 16689, Section 7.8 (Resistance to penetration by blood-borne infectious agents)


  • Independent functional verification of your products
  • Reliable safety for the protective suit consumer/user and brand
  • Compliance with all European market requirements (Regulation (EU) 2016/425) and& CE mark for PPE

What We Test


Applicability of Clothing and Materials

We test and certify:

  • Protective clothing against infectious agents
  • Surface material for infection control suits
  • Protective gloves against micro-organisms (DIN EN ISO 374-5)
    • Penetration (DIN EN 374-2:2014, 7.2 y 7.3)
    • Protection against viruses (ISO 16604)

Performance Requirement Tests against Penetration of Infectious Agents

Resistance to penetration:

  • By blood and contaminated liquids under hydrostatic pressure (ISO 16603, ISO 16604)
  • Of the material due to contact with contaminated wet surfaces (EN ISO 22610)
  • By contaminated liquid aerosols (ISO/DIS 22611)
  • By contaminated solid particles (EN ISO 22612)
Performance & Compliance

Additional Tests for Performance and Compliance

  • Performance classification of materials (EN 14325, section 4)
  • Performance requirements for seams, joints and laminations (EN 14325, section 5)
  • Type-specific tests for type 3, 4, 5 and 6 (spray and jet test, inward leakage)
  • General requirements (EN ISO 13688, including verification of labeling and manufacturer information)
  • Optional: Evaluation of biocompatibility (e.g. cytotoxicity to DIN EN ISO 10993-5)

Effective Protection against Chemicals

Protect the wearer from:
Ben Mead
Managing Director
Hohenstein Americas