Last Modified: 1/21/2010 7:40:22 AM

Specimen Requirements: Biological Indicator (Brown capped - Attest)
Collection Instructions:

1. Place in Autoclave and run through the steam sterilization cycle
2. After completion of the steam sterilization cycle fully open the sterilizer door for a mininum of 5 minutes, to achieve adequate cooling of the biological indicator prior to removal from the sterilizer
3. Crush the glass amulet

Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: Ambient
Reference Range: Negative
Methodology: Attest
Clinical Significance:

Proof of autoclave effectiveness

Custom Panel: No


Sites Performed: Parkview Regional Medical Center
PHL Test Code: CXENV
EPIC Test Code:
Alternate Test Names: Culture, Attest
CPT Coding: 87070

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