Mail-In Spore Testing. Simplified.

The easiest way to test your sterilizer.

 

No matter what type of sterilizer your office uses, our biological monitoring service will work for you. Our complete kits come with pre-labeled envelopes so all you have to do is run one of our biological indicator strips through your sterilizer and then drop it in the mail. We take care of the rest!

Online Results

Results are always at your fingertips. Available online 24/7.

Immediate Notification

Your office is notified immediately of confirmed positives by phone and email.

Fast Turnaround

Results available in as little as 1 business day for steam sterilizers.

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The 4 Simple Steps to Test Your Sterilizer:

STEP 1: ORDER

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Create an account with us and order as many strips as you need based on the frequency of your testing. We will mail you a test kit that includes everything you need to verify that your sterilizer is functioning properly.

STEP 2: STERILIZE

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Simply place the test strip in a standard run using your normal settings. Once the run is complete, return the control strip and test strip to us in our provided mailer.

STEP 3: ANALYZE

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Spore strip testing is performed by certified laboratory technicians. An additional confirmation step is included for any unsatisfactory results to reduce the likelihood of false positives.

STEP 4: RESULTS

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Documentation is provided via email and is always available to reprint from your account. Your office is notified immediately of confirmed positives by both email and phone.

Options and Prices

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STANDARD

(Single Strip Test)

PREMIUM

(Multi Strip Test)

One Time (1 test per kit)

Quarterly (4 tests per kit)

Monthly (12 tests per kit)

Semi Monthly (26 tests per kit)

Weekly (52 tests per kit)

$15

$49

$79

$139

$189

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$59

$109

$179

$279

Why Monitor?

Our clients include dentists, oral surgeons, tattoo artists, OB/GYN’s, veterinarians and cosmetologists.

"Biological indicators, or spore tests, are the most accepted means of monitoring sterilization because they assess the sterilization process directly by killing known highly resistant microorganisms (Geobacillus or Bacillus species). Mechanical and chemical indicators alone do not guarantee sterilization."

-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

"Along with the proper sterilization of instruments and materials, sterilizer monitoring is an essential part of any in-office infection control program."

-American Dental Association (ADA)

"Biological indicators should be used within Process Challenge Devices for routine sterilizer efficacy monitoring at least weekly, but preferably every day that the sterilizer is in use."

- Association for Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI)

The American Dental Association (ADA) states:

 

"Sterilizer monitoring is an essential part of any in-office infection control program. Third-party monitoring programs may offer more credibility than in-house monitoring."

 

39 out of 50 states require sterilizer monitoring by dental offices.

37 states require testing on a weekly basis.

 

Click here to see your state's dental regulations.

The CDC Guidelines for Infection Control states:

"Spore tests are the most accepted method for monitoring the sterilization process. Correct functioning of sterilization cycles should be verified by the periodic use (at least weekly) of biological indicators."

40 of 50 states require sterilizer monitoring by body art studios

Click here for your state's tattoo regulations

 

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) States:

"Many veterinary practices are actively monitoring their sterilizers using spore tests due to the rising incidence of MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureas) seen in the veterinary practice."

"AAHA Standards for Accreditation require the use of biological indicators for sterilizer monitoring for all types of sterilization processes. When monitoring is not performed, the veterinary surgical facility is not in compliance with the AAHA guidelines."

 

The CDC Guidelines for Infection Control states:

“Spore tests are the most accepted method for monitoring the sterilization process. Correct functioning of sterilization cycles should be verified by the periodic use (at least weekly) of biological indicators.”

 

STANDARD

$49 - $189 per Year
  • • 1 test strip per sterilizer for standard monitoring
  • • Works with any commercial sterilizer
  • • Results reported in 1 day for steam, 3 days for chemical, and 7 days for dry heat and EtO sterilizers.
  • • Immediate phone and email notification of failed tests
  • • Available in 4, 12, 26, and 52 packs

PREMIUM

$59 - $279 per Year
  • • 2 test strips per sterilizer for more comprehensive monitoring
  • • Works with any commercial sterilizer
  • • Results reported in 1 day for steam, 3 days for chemical, and 7 days for dry heat and EtO sterilizers.
  • • Immediate phone and email notification of failed tests
  • • Available in 4, 12, 26, and 52 packs

Still have questions?

Please contact us, we are happy to assist you.