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  • Maximum coverage and protection
  • For moderate to high exposure to fluids or chemicals
  • Powder-free and natural rubber latex-free
  • Textured fingertips
  • Sterile

Maximum Protection for All Risks

PURPLE NITRILE* Exam Gloves are frequently the glove of choice for healthcare workers who need outstanding barrier protection from bacteria, viruses and chemicals during procedures where risk of fluid exposure is moderate to high. PURPLE NITRILE* Exam Gloves offer the highest level of chemotherapy protection available in Halyard Health's line of nitrile exam gloves. These durable gloves are available in 9.5- and 12-inch lengths, for maximum coverage and protection. PURPLE NITRILE* Exam Gloves are especially appropriate in dealing with unknown risks.

Trusted Performance

Healthcare professionals in the ER, ICU, Lab, and Oncology Units of acute care facilities, as well as EMS staff, Dental clinicians, and Cancer Center specialists all rely on PURPLE NITRILE* brand of exam gloves. When they see that unique purple color, clinicians know they have protection they can trust, and that gives them the confidence to provide the best care to every patient.

Tested Against 52 Chemotherapy Drugs

PURPLE NITRILE-XTRA* Exam Gloves are an excellent choice for protection against chemical exposure. They have been tested against 52 chemotherapy drugs per the ASTM D6978, Standard Practice for Assessment of Resistance of Medical Gloves to Permeation by Chemotherapy Drugs, as well as common chemicals found in the healthcare environment.

Quality Standards

PURPLE NITRILE* Exam Gloves have an AQL of 1.0 for critical defects. This means that PURPLE NITRILE* Exam Gloves are significantly less likely to have critical defects than exam gloves that just meet the ASTM 2.5 AQL requirement.

  • Meets or exceeds ASTM D6319 - Standard Specification for Nitrile Examination Glove for Medical Applications
  • Meets or exceeds biocompatible 10993 studies for systemic toxicity, irritation and sensitization endpoints
  • Passes Viral Penetration Testing - ASTM F1671 - 07 Standard Test Method for Resistance of Materials Used in Protective Clothing to Penetration by Blood-Borne Pathogens Using Phi-X174 Bacteriophage Penetration as a Test System

Clinical Considerations

Not formulated with Natural Rubber Latex, primary material is acrylonitrile butadiene, reducing the potential for glove-associated Type I allergic reactions to natural rubber latex proteins Powder-free, minimizing the potential for powder related complications, such as irritant contact dermatitis

Glove Guidelines


  • Gloves should be worn for all activities involving chemotherapy drugs, including compounding, administration, handling of waste from recently treated patients, and cleanup of spills.


  • Select disposable, chemotherapy qualified, powder-free gloves that extend over the gown cuffs.1,2,3,4
  • If double-gloving, one pair should be worn under the gown cuff and the other worn over the gown cuff.
  • If single-gloving, the gloves should be worn over the gown cuff.

1Oncology Nursing Society (ONS): Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Guidelines and Recommendations for Practice 2005.

2American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP): Guidelines on Handling Hazardous Drugs. Am J.Health-Syst Pharm 2006; 63:1172-9

3Occupational Safety and Administration (OSHA): Controlling Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Drugs.

4National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH): Preventing Occupational Exposure to Antineoplastic and Other Hazardous Drugs in Health Care Settings, September 2004-165. OSHA recommends changing gloves every hour when working with cytotoxic drugs

Sterile Options AvailableYes
Cleared for Use with Chemotherapy DrugsYes
Expected Exposure to Fluids or ChemicalsModerate to High
Acceptable Quality Level (AQL)Meets or Exceeds
ASTM D5151 Test StandardsMeets or Exceeds
ASTM D6319 Test StandardsMeets or Exceeds
Biocompatibility-ISO Standard for Primary Skin Irritation & SensitivityMeets or Exceeds
Powder FreeYes
Natural Rubber Latex-FreeYes
CuffBeaded Cuff
Glove Length12.0 in.
Gauge Thickness Middle Fingertip.15mm 5.9 mil
Gauge Thickness Palm.12mm 4.7 mil
Ultimate ElongationBefore Aging: 550%; After Aging: 500%
Tensile StrengthBefore Aging: 21 MPa; After Aging: 21 MPa
Texture StatusTextured Fingertips

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