January 2009

This information is not intended to be inclusive of all approved high, intermediate and low-level disinfectants.


High-Level of Disinfection

High-level disinfection kills all micro-organisms (bacteria, fungi and viruses) except bacterial spores.

Intermediate Level of Disinfection

Intermediate level of disinfection kills most bacteria, fungi, viruses and mycobacteria (tuberculodial).

Low-Level of Disinfection

Low-level of disinfection kills some viruses, bacteria, and fungi.