COVID-19 Fit Testing N95 Respirators for Healthcare Workers

To fit test respirators, many healthcare facilities are using manual and time-consuming qualitative methods with Saccharin and Bitrex. With these qualitative methods, fit test administrators must rely on a person’s senses and self-reported feedback to determine if a mask is a proper fit. As qualitative fit testing is a manual process, there can be considerable variation in how fit tests are performed and the quality of those tests.

Quantitative respirator fit testing eliminates the guesswork and subjectivity associated with qualitative testing methods and provides users with objective data that accurately describes respirator fit.

The PortaCount® Respirator Fit Tester delivers an objective fit test for any respirator, including all N95s, in less than 2½ minutes.

The PortaCount Respirator Fit Tester is the only quantitative instrument that works for any type or brand of respirator, including all N95 filtering facepieces. Simplify your fit test program with one consistent, objective, and automated testing experience across any respirator.