Friday 4 December 2015

Endoscope rinse water scheme

Public Health England has produced an external quality assessment (EQA) scheme, suitable for laboratories in the water testing and clinical microbiology sectors that monitor the microbial quality of water used rinse endoscopes.

The examinations covered are:
  • Colony count at 28°C to 32°C for 5 days
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Yeasts
  • Moulds
  • Mycobacterium spp.

For further details see: PHE

Posted by Tim Sandle

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