ASTM-Tested / Chemo-Rated Gloves are required for a variety of applications including chemotherapy as well as sterile compounding. USP 797 and USP 800 states:
- Only use gloves labeled as ASTM-tested chemo-rated gloves.
- Use powder-free gloves
- Avoid gloves with defects, pin-holes or weak spots.
- Wear two pairs of ASTM-tested gloves when compounding, administering, managing a spill, and disposing of Hazardous Drugs. For sterile preparations, only the outer glove shall be sterile. Wear the inner glove under the gown cuff and the outer glove over the cuff. Place gloves with long cuffs over the cuff of the gown to protect the wrist and forearm.