One of the easiest tests to check cleaning and disinfection efficiency of washer disinfector is to detect protein contamination levels on processed instruments. The Sterintech™ Protein Rapid Swab Test can be used for that purpose in an effective and quick way. The swab test can be used for detection of proteins on instruments and other surfaces.
The EN ISO 15883 standard series stipulates general performance requirements for washer-disinfectors and accessories for cleaning and disinfection of Medical Devices in medical, dental and pharmaceutical markets. In general the requirement of protein levels on cleaned and disinfected instruments is 100 micrograms or less. Inspection can be done visually by skilled staff. A quick scan whether a further investigation by the laboratory is necessary can be performed with the swab test. With a detection of 20 micrograms of proteins it serves well to detect the 100 microgram limit. Next to that it is simple to use and gives a result within seconds.