Biological indicators should be used periodically to confirm sterility.
If a biological indicator shows a failure, items in that load are considered non-sterile. Potential causes for sterilization failure include improper packing, improper loading, or a sterilizer malfunction. Determine the cause of any sterilization failure, and remedy the situation before running the next cycle.
Follow the biological indicator manufacturer’s instructions for proper storage, use, interpretation, and disposal.
The “ExpoSure®” self-contained biological indicators manufactured by Mesa Labs, Inc. are the ONLY biological indicators recommended for use with Air Plasma Sterilization®. Please contact Mesa Labs, Inc. to purchase and for instructions for use.