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|1. (WO2018039443) APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR HYGIENE TESTING A MEDICAL DEVICE|
|Inventors:||LABIB, Mohamed E.
DUKHIN, Stanislav S.
ROBERTSON, Jeffrey C.
|Title:||APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR HYGIENE TESTING A MEDICAL DEVICE|
Provided among other things is a sampling system for determining an amount or type of contamination a narrow, elongated passageway in a medical device, said sampling system comprising: (a) a fluid supply system that supplies to said passageway a sampling liquid for flowing through said passageway and a gas for flowing through said passageway; and (b) a receiving container that receives liquid from said passageway, wherein said sampling liquid is sterile, wherein said sampling liquid is configured to allow recovery of viable pathogens from the passageway, and wherein said sampling liquid comprises an amount and selection of surfactant effective to enhance the dislodgement of Enterococcus faecalis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria from the narrow passageways.