Microbiological control is part of infection prevention. Following endoscope treatments, it is essential to regularly test the endoscopic equipment in hospitals in order to prevent cases of contamination.
The controls justify the professional handling of endoscopes, taking care that there is no contamination related to the environment or the manipulator.
Thus, endoscope samples are taken in different cases:
First, on a periodic basis, in order to provide effective cleaning methods.
In a second step, when the device goes into repair and therefore leaves the health care facility./span>
Samples are certainly taken in the event of recurrent contamination on an endoscope. In this case, we look for the most appropriate method to clean up and analyze the cause of the contamination so that it can be neutralized and then eliminated.
Our staff is trained in sampling, according to the INSTRUCTION N° DGOS/PF2 of 4 July 2016 on the treatment of flexible thermosensitive channel endoscopes in healthcare facilities. The experience and expertise of our team allows us to have a quality sample without external contamination.
In our laboratory, we collect your endoscopes in a controlled environment to minimize contamination. The sampling equipment is either sterile or disinfected, and we preserve the traceability of each consumable. We minimize leakage during sampling by using connectors and techniques adapted to the endoscope.
We use a DNP sampling solution that allows a good recovery of microorganisms. The samples are then filtered and incubated on PCA as indicated in the INSTRUCTION N° DGOS/PF2 of 4 July 2016 on the treatment of flexible thermosensitive channel endoscopes in healthcare facilities.
We adapt our service to your needs, by sampling confused channels or separate channels. We can remove the distal end of the erectile ducts as well as the bronchoscopes with in-depth microbacterial research.
This is why our laboratory regularly carries out inter-laboratory tests in order to validate our working methods and ensure quality results. We strive to achieve the best results for your greatest satisfaction.