Differences in Use
Non-sterile medical grade gloves are frequently used in medical examinations and other non-surgical environments in which protection from bacteria, parasites, or bodily fluids is needed. Surgical environments require sterile gloves.
A major difference between the two types of gloves is the AQL. This refers to the acceptable quality level, or the percentage of gloves in a sample that will have a pinhole or other defect. For example, a glove with an AQL of 1 would have a 1% chance of having a pinhole. Sterile gloves have a lower AQL than non-sterile gloves, ranging from 1 to 1.5. Non-sterile gloves typically have an AQL of 1.5 to 2.5.
Medical grade poly, vinyl, and nitrile gloves offered by Cibowares, including Grape Grip, Black Widow, Med-Edge, Protector XR, Nitra Flex, and Sensi-Flex, are considered non-sterile. Deciding which glove is ideal for your needs? Read our Gloves Buying Guide to learn more about the reliable, high-quality options offered by CiboWares.
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