Patient and clinician safety is our top priority. Your ultrasound probe covers should be trusted to help protect from healthcare associated infection. All CIVCO ultrasound probe covers serve as effective viral barriers for protection against microbial migration, including viruses, bacteria, and bloodborne pathogens.
CIVCO's natural rubber latex, polyethylene, and polyurethane (CIV-Flex™), and polyisoprene (NeoGuard™) general purpose, endocavity and Surgi™ transducer covers have been tested by an independent laboratory under protocol complying with ASTM F1671 to evaluate the barrier properties to penetration by bloodborne pathogens using viral penetration as a test system.
The tests conducted on the CIVCO probe covers with Bacteriophage ΦX174 Virus rest on the protocol adapted from those used to evaluate barrier properties and resistance of surgeon glove materials. Based on the results of the clinical study, the CIVCO ultrasound probe covers provide effective barrier to the penetration of microbial migration.
CIVCO covers provide protection against human viruses with an effectiveness of 27 nanometers (nm) and above. Human viruses larger than 27 nm include, but are not limited to:
|Human Viral Pathogen||Size|
|Human papillomavirus (HPV)||52-55 nm|
|Hepatitis B virus||32 nm|
|Yellow fever/Zika virus||50 nm|
|Junin arenavirus/Lassa virus||60-300 nm|
|Ebola virus||80 nm|
|Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)||80-100 nm|
|Hantaan virus||80-120 nm|
|Herpes virus||150-200 nm|
|Measles virus||150-300 nm|