Biological Indicators (Sterile)

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Synonyms

  • Attest
  • Prospore
  • Spore Strip Indicators

Use

Confirm that adequate sterilization conditions have been attained

Methodology

Standard culture

Additional Information

Biological indicator use must be tailored to needs so that regulatory and QC objectives are met.

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

One Attest ampoule or one test spore strip, one positive control spore strip, and one negative control spore strip

Storage Instructions

Refrigerate specimen at 2°C to 8°C.

Causes for Rejection

Inappropriate specimen transport conditions (eg, frozen); improper labeling

Clinical Information

Special Instructions

Manufacturer's instructions should be followed carefully.

LOINC® Map

Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
181560 Biological Indicators, Sterile 14325-5 181560 Biological Indicators, Sterile 14325-5
Reflex Table for Biological Indicators, Sterile
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 080284 Result 080285 Result 1 N/A
Reflex Table for Biological Indicators, Sterile
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 080284 Result 080286 Result 2 N/A
Reflex Table for Biological Indicators, Sterile
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 080284 Result 080287 Result 3 N/A
Reflex Table for Biological Indicators, Sterile
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 080284 Result 080288 Result 4 N/A
Reflex Table for Biological Indicators, Sterile
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 080284 Result 080289 Antimicrobial Susceptibility N/A

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