The SMTL are UKAS accredited for the testing of urethral catheters to the European Standard (BS EN 1616:1997 Sterile urethral catheters for single use).
There are a number of monographs in the standard that urethral catheters need to pass to in order to demonstrate compliance with the standard:
- Connector Security
- Occlusion of drainage eyes and leakage from balloons
- Balloon recovery volume
- Flow rate
- Surface finish
If you wish to commission testing of your urethral catheter, then contact the SMTL:
Surgical Materials Testing Laboratory, Princess of Wales Hospital, Coity Road, Bridgend, UK, CF31 1RQ.
Tel: +44 (0) 1656 752820