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Testing Water for Endotoxin (pyrogens)

References:

HTM 2030 Washer - Disinfectors Validation and Verification

CFPP 01-01- Management and decontamination of surgical instruments (medical devices) used in acute care Part D Washer-disinfectors

CFPP 01-06 Decontamination of flexible endoscopes: Validation and verification manual

CFPP 01-06 - Decontamination of flexible endoscopes: Testing methods

Final Rinse Water is used with hospital HSDU / Sterile Services Units and Endoscopy Departments as the final stage of the wash / disinfect process. Final Rinse Water is also used as the final cleaning stage of the passivation process for medical devices. This water is often purified using Reverse Osmosis (RO).

If rinse water is contaminated with endotoxin, devices could become contaminated.

We can check water for levels of endotoxin in compliance with HTM and CFPP guidelines using LAL Kinetic Chromogenic techniques.