What makes bioburden testing so important? When a patient receives a medical device, it must be properly disinfected. Otherwise, there is a risk of introducing harmful contaminants, such as the microbes mentioned above, into the patient. Because many recipients are sick or vulnerable, such contamination can cause serious infection or even death. Therefore, proper sterilization is very important. For more information on the bioburden test procedure and what it means, see the following resource.
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