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Table 2 Assessment methods and frequency for flexible endoscope reprocessing

From: Worldwide practices on flexible endoscope reprocessing

Test Every scope Once a week Once a month Twice a year Once a year Never
Microbial culture 9% 6% 18% 25% 11% 31%
TOSItm 23% 10% 14% 6% 9% 38%
Final Rinse water test 15% 10% 22% 15% 10% 28%
Routine ATP 12% 5% 8% 12% 4% 59%
Routine protein test 11% 6% 7% 7% 7% 62%
Routine Other 12% 5% 10% 12% 7% 54%
AER Documentation 63% 5% 3% 6% 4% 19%
  1. ATP Adenosine Triphosphate, AER Automated Endoscope Reprocessor