Delivering the Advantages of Alkaline Glutaraldehyde

For efficient, high-level disinfection of your endoscopes and instruments, CIDEX® Activated Dialdehyde Solution is a fast-acting microbicidal choice that keeps your schedule in check.

  • Efficient 45-minute disinfection enhances your overall productivity
  • Noncorrosive solution reduces instrument damage and associated repair costs
  • Broad-spectrum activity destroys 100% of resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis; effectively disinfects in 2% organic soil

Use of CIDEX® Activated Dialdehyde Solution Test Strips

To verify the maximum efficacy of your CIDEX® Activated Dialdehyde Solution, ASP recommends testing for the minimum effective concentration (MEC) prior to each use. ASP offers test strips designed specifically for use with CIDEX® Activated Dialdehyde Solution. Easy to use and read, CIDEX® Activated Dialdehyde Solution Test Strips are the most reliable way to verify that CIDEX® Activated Dialdehyde Solution will destroy microorganisms including the highly resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

CIDEX Activated Dialdehyde Test Strip Color Chart
Reorder# Product Description Case Contents
2920 CIDEX® Activated Dialdehyde Test Trips Test Strips 2 Bottles - 60 Strips per bottle

Quality Assurance Testing Frequency

It is recommended that the testing of positive and negative controls be performed on each newly opened test strip bottle of CIDEX® OPA Test Strips. After this initial testing, it is recommended that testing of freshly prepared positive and negative controls be performed on a regular basis as established by your own quality control procedures and program. This testing program will serve to minimize errors between different users, use of outdated materials or product that has been improperly stored or handled.

For optimal results, please carefully follow Instructions for Use when using test strips:

  1. Completely submerge indicated pad of the strip into solution. Hold for 3 seconds, then remove. Do not shake strip.
  2. Remove excess solution by standing the strip upright on a paper towel.
  3. Read results at 75 seconds. Do not read past 75 seconds. Pad will be completely purple to indicate effective solution. If any orange remains on the pad apart from the top line, the solution is ineffective and must be discarded.
  4. Tightly recap test strip bottle after each use.

Discard any unused test strips 90 days after bottle is originally opened.

For more information, please see instructions for test strip use.

Download a printable version of the step-by-step instructions for CIDEX® Activated Dialdehyde Solution.

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