I’m in the process of requalifying a load on an porous load Autoclave at the moment and have discovered that the Biological Indicators that we have expire at the end of this month.
What I’m wondering is, if the cycle occurs on the 30th of this month (Which is the last scheduled cycle) is it ok is if part of the incubation period occurs after the expire date or does the incubation of the BI’s have to occur before the expire date.
I’ve looked at a HTM-2010, and a couple of other standard as well as the manufacturers specifications and none seem to state this. It just states do not use BI after the expiry date. Has anyone had any experience with this before?