Endoscopy / CSSD


Hospitals are required to test the final rinse water from their endoscope washer disinfectors on a weekly basis, this ensures a rapid response to emerging problems of deteriorating water quality. As required in the Health Technical Memorandum (HTM) 01-06 Management and Decontamination of Flexible Endoscopes.

Weekly water testing includes a Total Viable Count (TVC) by membrane filtration, hardness, and electrical conductivity. In addition to these tests, we can can also test for Pseudomonas aeruginosa, pH and appearance.

Performance Qualification Testing

We can also provide quarterly and annual tests for endoscope washer disinfectors. As required in the HTM 01-06 Management and Decontamination of Flexible Endoscopes.

The following tests are included as part of the quarterly and annual requirements:

• Total Viable Count (TVC)
• Pseudomonas aeruginosa
• Conductivity, hardness, pH and appearance
• Total Organic Carbon (TOC)
• Environmental Mycobacteria
• Surrogate devices (annual requirement only)

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