The SMTL are UKAS accredited for the testing of urethral catheters s to the European Standard (BS EN 1616:1997 Sterile urethral catheters for single use)

There are a number of monographs in the standards that urethral catheters need to pass to in order to demonstrate compliance with the standard:

  • Dimensions
  • Strength
  • Connector Security
  • Occlusion of drainage eyes and leakage from balloons
  • Balloon recovery volume
  • Flow rate
  • Cytotoxicity
  • Corrosion
  • Labelling
  • Surface finish

If you are interested in having your urology products tested, please contact SMTL.

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