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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 35-37

Is adenosine triphosphate test really required in hospital sterile supply quality monitoring purposes: An observation done in an oncology centre in Eastern India

Department of Central Sterile Supply, Tata Medical Center, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Debabrata Basu
Department of Central Sterile Supply, Tata Medical Center, New Town, Kolkata - 700 156, West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/jacm.jacm_69_21

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Assessment of cleaning is an important part for ensuring health and hygiene, especially before disinfection and sterilisation procedure. Cleaning assessment can be done by different techniques. Although there is no standard to define when a device is 'Clean', from various study, it is observed that proper cleaning can reduce more than 90% bio-burden on any object. The cleaning and disinfection monitoring in Central Sterile Supply Department are to ensure that subsequent cleaning and disinfection process is successful. To verify cleaning monitoring of surgical instruments, the ATP testing method is fast, technically effective and easiest way among all other cleaning assessment techniques.

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