CIVCO Ultrasound Probe Covers as Effective Viral Barriers

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
SARS coronavirus120 nm
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
Rotavirus 80 nm
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) 80-100 nm
Hantaan virus 80-120 nm
Herpes virus 150-200 nm
Measles virus 150-300 nm
Customers are advised that this testing does not imply that tested products will prevent an infection resulting from exposure to blood-borne pathogens. Additionally, this testing does not imply protection from acquiring a disease-state associated with such viral exposure. CIVCO transducer covers have not been cleared or approved by the FDA as devices that prevent healthcare workers from acquiring viral or bacterial infections.
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