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Bioburden testing is designed to enumerate viable populations of naturally occurring microorganisms on product samples. Devices are tested by employing one of two basic techniques. Validation programs are available to establish specific device recovery rate techniques and methods. Continuous monitoring programs can be established to be used as Quality Control tools and to assure compliance with sterilization specifications.

Applicable Test Profiles

  • Bioburden Test - Membrane Filtration
  • Bioburden Test - Pour Plate Method
  • Test for aerobic, anaerobic, spore formers and total yeast and molds
  • Bioburden recovery rate determinations - Spore inoculation or exhaustive methods
  • Biological Indicator population determinations
  • Identification of bacteria (IDS System)
  • Identification of yeast & mold