Biological indicators incubator, or spore tests, are used to check the validity of the sterilization processes of saturated vapor (class N, S and B cycles) and chemical gas autoclaves.
First of all it is necessary put a vial in autoclave chamber, with instruments, and start the sterilization process. When it ends, activate the vial and incubate it at 57.5°C for 24 hours. At the end of the incubation the test gives the result: if the vial does not change color and remain blue/purple the result is positive, if it changes the color in brown/yellow the result is negative (that means the sterilization process failed).
The correct test procedure previews the activation of a second new vial, without putting it in autoclave during the sterilization process. This vial has to be incubate with the previous one, at 57.5°C for 24 hours. At the end of the cycle it has to change color in brown/yellow, pointing out the suitability of the vials set.
Biological indicators complies with UNI EN ISO 113 8-1 +3.
Each box holds 10 vials
Vials dimensions: diam. 10 x h. 50 mm ( diam. 0.40 x h. 1.90 in)
Expiry time: 15 months
Maintain at temperature lower than 30°C (86°F).