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Protein Residue Testing

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What is Protein Residue Testing?

Protein residue testing is a chemical-based test usually associated with a healthcare setting.

Sychem, winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2022, work in a UK exclusive partnership with the Infection Prevention giant Terragene to offer a range of Protein Residue testing pens and incubators.

The test is used to detect residual levels of protein on the surface of a surgical instrument, that is not otherwise identifiable by visual inspection. Testing for proteins focuses on certain types of protein commonly present in blood and is an essential part of a hospital sterile services regulatory compliance.

To achieve full compliance with the latest HTM 01 – 01: 2016 for the decontamination of reusable surgical instruments, evidence of good practices is required. This includes logging evidence of each protein residue test carried out within the decontamination department as proof of a traceable process. Protein residue tests are essential to the day to day running of a sterile service department.

Our Most Popular Protein Residue Testing Products

At Sychem we provide various Protein residue testing solutions to ensure your processes are operating as they should be. Our complete range includes:

Our MiniPro and PRO1Micro

Bionova Cloud ICON

Bionova Software

Compatible with Bionova Traceability software

ATP graph ICON

Quantitative results

High sensitivity pen system detects 1.0 µg of protein

Results in 10 ICON

Results in 10 minutes

Up to 3 incubations at the same time with results in just 10 minutes

Why use Protein Residue testing?

Protein Residue testing is a method used to measure levels of Infection Control in cleaning processes. With effective testing for proteins, you can locate potential issues with processes such as:

  • Complexity of instrument, loading patterns
  • Washer disinfector defects
  • Medical device defects
  • Human error issues in the manual cleaning processes
  • Pathway of set: Wet/dry time from surgery

As the PRO1 MICRO offers quantitative data you can also witness a trend should your testing results show a steady increase in µg. Meaning you can prevent possible issues before they occur or progress to a larger scale concern.


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Sychem Protein Residue Testing Flyer 2023

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Sychem Infection Control FULL brochure 2023

Product Description PRO1 MICRO Terragene

Product Description - PRO1 MICRO-Terragene

Product Description PRO1 VT Terragene

Product Description - PRO1 VT-Terragene

Product Description MiniPro Terragene

Product Description - MiniPro-Terragene


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