Guidance

Endoscope rinse water scheme: current distribution

This external quality assessment (EQA) scheme is suitable for laboratories in the water testing and clinical microbiology sectors that monitor the microbial quality of water used rinse endoscopes.

Documents

Endoscope rinse water scheme: distribution EW18 request form

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Details

This form is used to return results for the endoscope rinse water scheme.

The examinations covered are:

  • colony count at 28°C to 32°C for 5 days
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • yeasts
  • moulds
  • Mycobacterium spp.
Published 17 April 2014
Last updated 31 January 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added 'Endoscope rinse water scheme: distribution EW18 request form'.
  2. Added endoscope rinse water scheme: distribution EW17 request form and Endoscope rinse water scheme: distribution EW17 request form for mycobacterium spp.
  3. Replaced EW15 request form with EW16 form.
  4. Added endoscope rinse water scheme: distribution EW15 request form.
  5. Added endoscope rinse water scheme: distribution EW14 request form.
  6. Added endoscope rinse water scheme: distribution EW13 request form.
  7. Added endoscope rinse water scheme: distribution EW12 request form.
  8. Added an endoscope rinse water scheme: distribution EW11 request and report form.
  9. Added endoscope rinse water scheme: distribution EW10 request and report form.
  10. Added endoscope rinse water scheme: distribution EW9 request and report form.
  11. First published.