Surgical Gowns and Drapes


Microbial cleanliness, tensile and bursting strength or liquid penetration tests are paramount to ensure the maximum efficacy against infections, especially in hospitals.

In a hospital environment, health staff’s clothes provide a safety barrier for both patients and themselves. Gowns and drapes are made of medical textiles which must comply with certain standards to ensure safety of a product in concordance with its specified use.

Both surgical gowns and drapes are classified as medical devices and are categorised in different classes according to their level of protection.

  • Surgical gowns are used by many people in healthcare and provide a barrier by covering important areas from the shoulders to the knees and wrists.
  • Surgical drapes are used in the operating room to protect the patient, clinicians, and medical equipment.


Eurofins can support medical textile suppliers to ensure the functionality, as well as compliance with relevant safety standards, of these products.


Testing Services

Surgical Clothing and Drapes are tested to the following:

Part 1: Surgical Drapes and Gowns - Europe/EN 13795-1 - US/ASTM F2407

Part 2: Clean Air Suits - Europe/EN 13795-2


For more information on Gown and Drape Testing and all our SAFER@WORK Solutions, please email [email protected]



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