SMTL offer protein testing in accordance with BS EN 455-part 3 annex A (from the European Standard for medical gloves).
The modified Lowry assay is used to measure the amount of total extractable protein in the glove. The information is used to give an indication of the levels of latex proteins which are known allergens. For further information on the role of protein in medical gloves, please see the FAQ on the glove page.
The method used for extracting the protein can be modified so that other latex medical devices may be analysed, e.g. baby bottle teats.
SMTL are UKAS accredited for testing extractable protein from medical devices.
If you wish to commission protein testing for your glove or medical device, or require further information please use this link to email SMTL.