Carbohydrate Analysis uses a phenol-sulfuric acid test method to quantify carbohydrate using ultraviolet-visible (UV/Vis) spectroscopy. This procedure is performed on extracts of reusable medical devices. It is effective at detecting blood soils that contain carbohydrates and therefore can be used to monitor the effectiveness of medical device cleaning procedures.
Testing is performed according AAMI TIR30 as part of the recommended evaluations of the efficacy of cleaning reusable medical devices. Nelson Laboratories has extensive experience testing carbohydrate residue and consulting on the results to help demonstrate device cleanliness.
- AAMI TIR 30
- AAMI TIR 12
Standard turn around times (TAT) are listed below. Ask an expert for a specific consultation on your product. If you are ready to submit your samples for testing, click here to fill out the Sample Submission Form.
|Code||Test||TAT (days)||Request Quote|
|CTA210||Carbohydrate Residual, Quantitation (UV Vis), each||5||Add|
|CTA220||Carbohydrate Residual, Sample Analysis (UV Vis), each||5||Add|
CTA210 - Carbohydrate Residual, Quantitation (UV Vis), each
TAT: 5 days
CTA220 - Carbohydrate Residual, Sample Analysis (UV Vis), each
TAT: 5 days