Standard Guide for Methods of Extraction of Test Soils for the Validation of Cleaning Methods for Reusable Medical Devices
|Publication Date:||1 October 2019|
This guide provides methods and considerations for extracting test soil(s) from reusable medical device(s) that occurs during simulated use validation, clinical use of the device(s) and after the device(s) have been through a cleaning process.
This is a part of a series of ASTM guides for validating cleaning instructions. The scope of the first guide in the series is regarding selecting appropriate test soils (Guide F3208). The second in the series (Guide F3293) describes methods that are used to inoculate medical devices with simulated-use test soil(s). This third in the series describes methods for extracting test soils in order to measure residual soil remaining on medical devices after the performance of cleaning procedures.
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