New, moved or repaired automatic sterilizers are
not considered ready to be put into service until three (3) consecutive
"negative" spore test are received.
3 Free Pre-Paid spore tests are include with these units.
After the initial testing check with your HD for
their regulations regarding periodic testing. Order more spore tests.
The "Electric Processor," Real Economy Processor," and the "Stove-Top Processor" will require a "negative" spore test for every load before the items in that load are put into service.
All autoclaves that are not fully
The Stove Top Sterilizer requires a separate heat source.
Please note: It is required to spore test new and repaired sterilizers before being put into service.
Sterility assurance means: Repeated spore testing consistently produces negative results.
If a spore test failed, it means everything sterilized prior to the failed test and after the last successful test may be non-sterile and must be re-packaged and re-sterilized.
It makes sense not to use any sterilized item until a spore test validates it. This means the newly sterilized items are held in quarantine until the spore testing is done, weekly, daily or monthly.
A failed spore test requires the re-sterilization of everything processed since the last successful spore test.