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By Nicole - 7th June, 2022 | Posted in Healthcare, Dental
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Why Do I Need to Use a Protein Detection System?

Protein residue detection systems are a crucial part of helping to ensure the effectiveness of your cleaning processes.

Understanding Protein Residue Testing

Proteins are organic compounds composed of amino acids, and their presence can reveal valuable information about the history, usage, or cleanliness of a particular object or environment.

Protein residue testing involves the identification and quantification of these protein remnants, providing insights into various aspects such as hygiene, contamination, or the efficiency of cleaning processes.

The testing is particularly crucial in environments where the elimination of protein residues is essential to prevent contamination, allergen cross-contact, or the growth of microorganisms.

What is a Protein Residue Test?

A protein residue test is a method used to detect and identify the presence of protein residues on surfaces, equipment, or in various samples. It helps to assess the cleanliness of surfaces or equipment by detecting and quantifying the presence of protein residues, which can be important for maintaining hygiene standards in various industries.

Applications of Protein Residue Testing 

Protein residue testing is utilised in many industries including the food and beverage industry and healthcare environments.

In the food and beverage industry, protein residue testing is crucial to ensure the effectiveness of cleaning processes and to prevent cross-contamination. Residual proteins left on processing equipment or surfaces can lead to allergen contamination or compromise food safety.

Protein residue testing is a crucial aspect of maintaining hygiene and preventing contamination in healthcare environments. In healthcare settings, proteins can come from various sources such as bodily fluids, medications, and medical equipment.

Effective protein residue testing helps ensure that surfaces and medical instruments are properly cleaned and sanitised, reducing the risk of infections and promoting patient safety.

Legislation Surrounding Protein Residue Testing

Protein residue tests are essential to the day-to-day running of a sterile service department.

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.

Our Protein Residue Detection Systems 

Together with Terragene, we supply a selection of protein residue detection systems designed to help ensure the effectiveness of your cleaning processes.

Our portfolio includes the MiniPro, our auto-reading incubator for protein residue testing, the PRO 1 MICRO, our high-sensitivity protein residue testing pens and the PRO 1 VT, our positive/negative calibration control kit.

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About Sychem

Sychem is a UK leading provider of disinfection, sterilisation and decontamination solutions. With over 40 years of experience, our portfolio encompasses an extensive range of Steelco equipment for private healthcare settings, customisable service and validation packages for CSSDs, and infection control consumables.

Combining our industry experience and growing innovation, we have built a loyal and prestigious base of clients. We have gained a rapidly expanding reputation that has reached the attention of several large facilities in the UK and across the globe.

Recognised for our attention to detail, high-quality products, and exceptional customer service, our organisation works closely with customers and supply partners to meet the diverse requirements of any facility’s cleaning, sterilisation, and decontamination needs.

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Interested in discovering our full portfolio of infection control solutions? Contact our team of experts today to discuss your needs and discover how we can help support you. With a comprehensive range of products and solutions to choose from, we can design the perfect solution for you.

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