The 3M™ Attest™ Rapid Steam Biological Indicator, 1291, Blue Cap, monitors gravity displacement steam sterilization cycles at 270°F/132°C and provides a final fluorescent result at 1 hour.
The 3M™ Attest™ Rapid Steam Biological Indicator, 1291 is used for 270°F/132°C gravity displacement steam sterilization cycles. This self-contained Biological Indicator (BI) consists of a Geobacillus stearothermophilus spore strip and a sealed glass ampoule with growth media and dual indicator system. The spore strip and media ampoule are contained in a plastic vial topped with a blue color-coded cap which includes a chemical process indicator on top.
When processed, the chemical process indicator turns from rose to brown. After the steam sterilization process, the BI is activated to join the growth media with the processed spore strip. The BI is incubated in the 3M™ Attest™ Auto-reader 390 for a final fluorescent result at 1 hour.
Note: The 3M™ Attest™ Rapid Steam Biological Indicator, 1291, Blue Cap, is only compatible with the 3M™ Attest™ Auto-reader 390. Contact a 3M healthcare representative for more information.