Hygiene Monitoring System
Tissue and blood proteins are common compounds on contaminated surgical instruments. Poor cleaning can lead to proteinaceous residues. The residual protein is important because of the continuing risks of transmission of prions (the causative agent of iatrogenic transmissible spongiform encephalopathies such as variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD)). It is necessary to use protein detection methods to check for the efficient removal of protein from surgical instruments after processing since protein levels are used as an indication of the amount of prion protein contamination.
The Hygiene Monitoring System Chemdye® PRO1 MICRO has been designed to detect proteins and to reduce iatrogenic agents on surgical instruments after their cleaning, in real time. The system has a high absorption swab, that allows collection of samples from different surfaces with high efficacy. A visual readout of a color change indicates the presence of detectable levels of protein. Chemdye® PRO1 MICRO has high sensitivity and can detect up to 1.0 micrograms of protein.
- The system has a high absorption swab which allows the collection
of samples on different types of surfaces with the same efficiency,
as well as a reaction solution.
- Detection limit: 1 micrograms
- Sensitivity: 0.3 micrograms
- Qualitative analysis: When comparing the color obtained in the
solution of the pencil with the reference table, a visual estimation of
surface cleaning can be made.