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Volume 7, Number 2—April 2001
THEME ISSUE
4th Decennial International Conference on Nosocomial and Healthcare-Associated Infections

State of the Art

New Disinfection and Sterilization Methods

William A. RutalaComments to Author  and David J. Weber
Author affiliations: University of North Carolina (UNC) Health Care System; UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

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Table 5

Sensitivity of Attest rapid readout ethylene oxide biological indicator

Number
Sterilization
Incubation

growth-positives
False-negatives
Sensitivity
process temperature Number tested (168 hr) (4 hr) (4 hr)
37°C 600 mg
EO/L, 60% relative humidity 37°C 1,100 752 0 100%
54°C 600 mg
EO/L, 60% relative humidity 37°C 1,300 842 0

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