Medicinsk mikrobiologi

Kommittébeteckning: SIS/TK 349 (Rengöring, desinfektion och sterilisering)
Källa: CEN
Svarsdatum: den 13 aug 2018
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1.1 This document specifies the general criteria for tests of sterility on medical devices that have been exposed to a treatment with the sterilizing agent reduced relative to that anticipated to be used in routine sterilization processing. These tests are intended to be performed when defining, validating or maintaining a sterilization process.

1.2 This document is not applicable to:

a) sterility testing for routine release of product that has been subjected to a sterilization process,

b) performing a test for sterility (see 3.12), and

NOTE 1 The performance of a) or b) is not a requirement of ISO 11135, ISO 11137-1, ISO 14160, ISO 14937, ISO 17665-1 or ISO 20857.

c) culturing of biological indicators or inoculated products.

NOTE 2 Guidance on culturing biological indicators is included in ISO 11138-7[5].