Autoclave/Sterilizer Monitoring Systems
Standard (Steam) Autoclave
Over time even
well maintained autoclaves can develop small leaks around seals or
tiny cracks in the chamber. This can result in loss of pressure.
lower temperatures, and reduced performance. Insuring that
surgical instruments are being properly and completely sterilized is
critical to the health of your patients. Documentation of routine
autoclave monitoring is now a requirement for AAHA hospital
is a self contained biological Indicator system that is
designed to monitor the effectiveness of the steam sterilization
process. To perform the test, a ProTest vial containing viable
Geobacillus stearothermophilus bacterial spores is cycled through
the autoclave as you would a surgical pack. Upon completion, the
vial is placed into a specialized 55º C incubator and examined after
24 hours for evidence of growth. The absence of growth is indicative
of complete sterilization.
ProTest Steam Starter Pack
(Includes incubator and 25 Ampoules)
ProTest Ampoules; Pkg. 25 97.91
*ProTest ampoules are
compatible with the 3M Attest incubator.