Flexible endoscopes are notoriously difficult to clean and more difficult still is verifying that the cleaning has been adequate.
Now there is a test for checking the cleanliness of the biopsy channel of the flexible endoscope.
The EndoCheck™ is a miniature chemistry kit that is simple to use and interpret.
Simply swab the biopsy channel of the scope with the included soft-tipped long probe, clip off the swab into the vial.
Mix the activating agent, shake vigorously, wait and then check for a color change.
Depending on the type of test used, a color change indicates that blood residue or protein residue remains in the channel, and should be reprocessed.
EndoCheck™ complies with ASTM Guide D7225.
Swab diameter sizes from 1.0 – 5.0 mm are available.