Intermediate-level Disinfection

Intermediate-level disinfection refers to the use of an agent that kills a wider range of pathogens than a low-level disinfectant but does not kill bacterial spores.


EPA-registered hospital disinfectants with a tuberculocidal claim are intermediate-level disinfectants.


Intermediate-level disinfection should be considered for environmental surfaces that are visibly contaminated with blood.


However, a low-level disinfectant with a label claim against HBV and HIV could also be used.