Surgical masks tests


Coronati Consulting is able to perform test on Surgical Masks (Type I, Type II and Type IIR) according to EN 14683 and ISO 10993-1. 

Some tests are performed at external qualified laboratories.


TESTS according to EN 14683:

  • Bacterial filtration efficiency (BFE) according to EN 14683 Annex B paragraph 5.2.2
  • Breathability  according to EN 14683 Annex C paragraph 5.2.3 
  • Bioburden_Microbiological cleanliness  EN 14683:2019 Annex D par.5.2.5 e ISO 11737-1:2018 Annex B.2
  • Splash resistance  mandatory for type IIR


TESTS according to ISO 10993-1:

  • In Vitro Cytotoxicity (ISO 10993-5)
  • Skin Irritation (ISO 10993-10)
  • Skin Sensitization (ISO 10993-10) 


Biocompatibility can also be assessed by performing in vitro tests whose method has been internally validated which offers reliable and faster results: this alternative approach shall be supported by a literature review.

Chemical tests

Microbiological tests

Surgical masks tests

Bio-toxicological tests

Measuring laboratory

Packaging tests

Other tests