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Table 1 Microbiological, Residual and Physical Integrity Tests Results

From: Safety and cost-effectiveness of single-use endolaser probe reprocessing in vitreoretinal surgery

Endolaser probes samples Bacterial count (CFU) Yeast count (CFU) Hyphae count (CFU) Sterility test Bacterial endotoxin test Physical–chemical analyzes Physical integrity
Before cleaning After cleaning Before cleaning After cleaning Before cleaning After cleaning Microbial growth Amount of pyrogen (EU/mL) ETO residues (PPM) ETC residues (PPM) ETG residues (PPM) Assessment with a microscope (increase of up to 200 times)
Number 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 Ausent 0.050 20.77 2.30 6.49 Without changes
Number 2 15 10 1 1 3 2 Ausent 0.050 14.51 0.50 10.01 Without changes
Number 3 25 2 1 1 1 1 Ausent 0.073 13.49 1.34 3.09 Without changes
Number 4 53 10 1 1 1 1 Ausent 0.053 22.79 2.29 2.52 Without changes
Number 5 36 4 1 1 1 1 Ausent 0.059 10.48 2.06 13.02 Without changes
Number 6 24 3 1 1 1 1 Ausent 0.050 10.77 0.65 0.64 Without changes
Number 7 30 7 1 1 1 1 Ausent 0.050 17.72 0.80 0.75 Without changes
Number 8 18 1 1 1 1 1 Ausent 0.050 19.39 0.85 0.50 Without changes
Number 9 64 23 1 1 1 1 Ausent 0.150 17.62 0.69 0.74 Without changes
Number 10 30 8 1 1 1 1 Ausent 0.250 13.01 2.63 1.75 Without changes