Research for infection protection

Fungicidal activity

Efficacy against fungi and their spores.

Fungicidal efficacy testing of disinfectants is carried out in stages:
Yeasticidal activity: efficacy against yeast-like fungi
Fungicidal activity: efficacy against all fungi and their spores

For proving fungicidal efficacy, standards require in vitro tests (quantitative suspension tests; in the EN referred to as phase 2/step 1, e.g. according to EN 13624).

Test organisms for the fungicidal spectrum of activity: Candida albicans and spores of Aspergillus niger (now called Aspergillus brasiliensis)

The methods of the European Norms (EN) and the German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology (DGHM) for testing disinfectants for their fungicidal efficacy are identical to a great extent.

Where applicable and depending on the application area (e.g. instruments, surfaces, etc.), there are practicable test methods available as well (in the EN referred to as phase 2/step 2).

The skin fungus Trichophyton mentagrophytes before and after the use of a disinfectant
Fungicidal activity