Quantitative measurement of endotoxin, haemolysis and water extractable protein from four brands of surgical latex gloves


  • Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Toxicology Division, Biomedical Technology Wing, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, 695 012, India


In this study, an effort was made to evaluate the quantity of water extractable protein, endotoxin level and percentage haemolysis from four different brands of commercially available surgical latex gloves. The estimation of protein, endotoxin content and percentage haemolysis was carried out as per International standard. The result of the study indicated that the protein, endotoxin and percentage haemolysis were under acceptable limit. Hence, it can be concluded that the protein content of all the four brands of surgical latex gloves can be considered as pyrogen free and non hemolytic, hence safe.


Blood compatibility, endotoxin, hypersensitivity, immunogenic, latex gloves, water extactable protein

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