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Sterility Testing - Positive Attest Biological Indicator (BI)

Source

Positive Attest Biological Indicator (BI)

Mnemonic M STERILE
Specimen Requirements

3M Attest Biological Indicator: submit positive (purple) vials to the laboratory for sterility testing.
Indicate the sterilizer load and lot number.

 

Specimen Handling
Additional Information

Received from hospital processing departments.

Complete the CLS Microbiology Infection Surveillance Requisition (7828M).
Indicate "Positive BI for subculture" on the requisition.
Attending physician must read: Processing Department, (Hospital)

Turnaround time for negative results: 48 hours.

Testing Location CLS Microbiology
Testing Frequency Daily
Alternate Name(s)

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