What is the added value of a Bowie Dick test if:
- all loads for an autoclave are validated yearly
- the steam quality is passed (tested yearly)
- the leak test is passed (tested monthly)
Does the Bowie Dick test only serves as a routine monitoring (between two revalidations/requalifications) of the sterilization conditions? Or can it also identify other issues which could not be detected by the above tests?
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