The bioburden test ensures that the final sterilization is optimal. As? With reliable measurement of bioburden, more accurate and efficient sterilization processes can be selected. It also serves to verify the proper calibration and level of sterilization required in this process. Without this step, incorrect or inappropriate techniques may be used and therefore decontamination may not be sufficient while the device is in use or implanted. For more information on the bioburden test procedure and what it means, see companion resource.
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