The 3M Attest Super Rapid 5 Steam‑Plus Challenge Pack 41482V is specifically designed for routinely challenging and conducting qualification testing of 270°F (132°C) and 275°F (135°C) dynamic‑air‑removal (pre‑vacuum) steam sterilization processes in healthcare facilities. This convenient disposable challenge pack presents a challenge to the sterilization process equivalent to the user‑assembled biological indicator (BI) challenge test pack (towel PCD) recommended by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI). Each challenge pack contains a 3M Attest Super Rapid Readout Biological Indicator 1492V (brown cap), a 3M Comply SteriGage Steam Chemical Integrator, and a record keeping sheet. AAMI recommends that steam sterilization loads containing an implant be monitored with a process challenge device containing a biological indicator and a Class 5 integrating indicator.
Comply SteriGage Steam Chemical Integrators are Class 5 Integrating Indicators as classified by ANSI/AAMI/ISO 11140‑1:2005/(R)2010. The Comply SteriGage Steam Chemical Integrator offers an immediate Accept/Reject reading that allows for implant load early release in emergency situations as defined in AAMI ST‑79. The 1492V BI is a self‑contained dual readout biological indicator specifically designed for rapid and reliable monitoring of the steam sterilization process when used in conjunction with the 3M Attest Auto‑reader 490. When steam processed, the process indicator on the top of the 1492V BI cap changes color from pink to light brown. 3M Attest 1492V biological indicator controls are provided with the challenge packs.
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