Mydent introduces DEFEND Dental Spore Testing service

Nov. 13, 2012
Offers reliable testing of dental autoclaves
HAUPPAUGE, NY — Mydent International has introduced its new DEFEND mail-in Spore Testing Service, available for steam, chemical vapor, dry heat, and ethylene oxide sterilizers. As one of the most cost-effective methods of biological monitoring, this service offers dental professionals reliable testing of their autoclaves.

Mydent’s Spore Testing Service provides test results within 24 hours of receipt of registered tests via its new, secure online web portal at www.defendsporetesting.com. With easy-to-follow instructions, this service includes detailed documentation of test results as well as a reminder system to help dental professionals stay on schedule.

It's as simple as going to the website and entering the code from the label on your testing kit to register with their lab. Process the test strip in a typical load to be sterilized by removing the test strip from the packet envelope, placing the strip in the sterilizer, and running the sterilizing cycle. Document the sterilizatin records and write the operator name and test date on the packet. Mail the packet, and your test results will be emailed to you within 24 hours of incubation.

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