Test criteria

The impermeability of bedding or encasings against mite faeces allergens is tested with a specially developed loading test bench. This involves applying a defined quantity of mite faeces allergens to the test specimens and a load is simulated by pressure and friction. The quantity of mite faeces allergens that was able to permeate the test specimen is then determined using the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) technique. The test set-up indicates the impermeability of the test specimen and thus the suitability of the product for allergy sufferers.

 

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