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The Effects of Contamination on Biological Monitoring

Cynthia L. Kleinegger , DDS, MS, Dennis L. Yeager , MT, Judith K. Huling , MT and David R. Drake , PhD
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 22, No. 6 (June 2001), pp. 391-392
DOI: 10.1086/501922
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ABSTRACT We investigated the frequency and patterns of biological monitoring‐test contamination and the effect of contamination on the growth of test organisms. Overall, the contamination rate was 0.81%, but, the rate of contamination varied significantly by sterilization method. Contamination did not appear to inhibit growth of test organisms (Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2001;22:000‐000).

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