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High Level Disinfectant FAQs (Frequently asked Questions)

1.) WHAT IS SPOROX II HIGH LEVEL DISINFECTANT?


Sporox II High Level Disinfectant (HLD) is a 7.5% hydrogen peroxide based solution buffered with phosphoric acid. Sporox II is classified as a liquid
chemical sterilant/high level disinfectant.

2.) WHAT DEVICES CAN BE USED WITH SPOROX II HLD?


Sporox II is designed for use with heat-sensitive devices. It is recommended that any device that can withstand steam sterilization be reprocessed
accordingly.

3.) IS SPOROX II HLD COMPATIBLE WITH ALL HEAT-SENSITIVE INSTRUMENTS?


Not all heat-sensitive instruments are compatible with Sporox II HLD. Assure instruments compatibility prior to use with Sporox II HLD.
Helpful Hints:
-Contact the equipment manufacturer directly.
-Never assume that an instrument is compatible by just looking at it.

4.) WHICH MATERIALS ARE COMPATIBLE WITH SPOROX II HLD


SPOROX II HLD is compatible with medical equipment made with the following materials:
Copper, Brass, Chrome Plated Brass, Chrome Plated Steel, Stainless Steel, Titanium, Monel, Platinum, Silver, Gold Plated Steel, TEFLON Non-Stick
Surfaces, Polyester, Polystyrene, Polycarbonate, Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC, Polysulfone, Acrylic, ABS, Nylon, Neoprene, Natural Rubber,
EDPM, Silicone Rubber, Polyurethane.

5.) WHICH MATERIALS ARE NOT COMPATIBLE WITH SPOROX II HLD


SPOROX II HLD is incompatible with: Aluminum, Nickel Plated Steel, Solder 70/30, Carbon Steel, Metallic Carbide, Nickel-Silver Alloy.
Hazard:
-Contact with nickel/silver alloys and solder 70/30 may cause the concentration of hydrogen peroxide to decrease rapidly.
-Contact with incompatible materials may cause damage to instruments.

6.)HOW MUCH TIME DOES IT TAKE TO DISINFECT AND STERILIZE WITH SPOROX II HLD
At room temperature (20C / 68F), it achieves sterilization in 6 hours and high-level disinfection in 30 minutes.
If additional items are added to the solution during a specific time period, the timing must be restarted.

7.)WHAT IS THE MINIMUM EFFECTIVE CONCENTRATION OF SPOROX II HLD?


The minimum effective concentration (MEC) of the hydrogen peroxide is 6%. If the solution tests below 6% it must be disposed of, and new solution
used.

8.)HOW CAN YOU TEST THE MINIMUM EFFECTIVE CONCENTRATION OF SPOROX?


Sporox Test Vials provide a rapid, convenient qualitative means of indicating whether effective concentrations of hydrogen peroxide are present in
Sporox Sterilizing and Disinfecting Solution. It is recommended that SPOROX II HLD be tested before and after each reprocessing cycle.
Helpful Hints:
-Never add additional fresh Sporox II HLD to a solution to raise the MEC.

9.) DO SPOROX TEST VIALS CONFIRM DISINFECTION WITH SPOROX?


Sporox Test Vials indicate concentrations of hydrogen peroxide but do not confirm disinfection or sterilization.
10.) DOES SPOROX REQUIRE ACTIVATION BEFORE USE?
The solution is ready to use and requires no activation.

11.) IS THE COLOR OF SPOROX II HLD SIGNIFICANT?


Sporox II HLD is a clear, odorless solution.

12.) WHICH CONTAINER CAN BE USED WITH SPOROX II HLD


A high-density polyethylene (HDPE) resin basin (such as the Prosoak container) is acceptable for use with hydrogen peroxide.

13.) HOW LONG DOES THE SPOROX II HLD SOLUTION LAST?


Once opened, the solution has a use life of up to 21 days.

14.) WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE OF A CLOSED SPOROX BOTTLE?


Unopened, SPOROX II HLD Solution has an expiration of 2 years from the date of manufacture.

15.) WHAT TEMERATURE SHOULD SPOROX BE USED AT?


Sporox II HLD should always be used at room temperature (20C/68F).

16.) HOW SHOULD THE SPOROX TEST VIALS BE USED?


Always stir Sporox II HLD prior to testing to assure it is homogenous.
Accurate test results are dependent on the precise volume of reagent in the vial and the volume of solution that is pipetted into the vial.
After adding solution to the vial, wait 2 minutes for reagent color to stabilize.
For complete instructions refer to the Sporox test vials Instructions for use.

17.) ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS WHEN HANDLING SPOROX II HLD?
When handling Sporox II HLD, always use personal protective equipment such as an impervious gown, chemically resistant gloves, and protective
eyewear.
Helpful Hints:
-If Sporox II HLD comes in contact with skin, some temporary whitening and a tingling sensation may occur. Wash the
affected area with soap and water immediately.
-Remember that Sporox II HLD is a powerful chemical and should be handled as such.
-Always refer to the package insert and MSDS for complete precautionary language.

18.) ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE DISPOSAL OF SPOROX II HLD?
It is recommended to adjust SPOROX II HLD solution to a pH of 7 prior to disposal. To neutralize, mix 3oz of baking soda per gallon SPOROX II HLD
Solution. The neutralized solution may then be safely discarded into local sewer systems. DO NOT reuse empty container. Rinse empty container
thoroughly with water. Discard in Trash.
Always check with your state and local regulatory agencies for existing disposal guidelines.

19.) DOES SPOROXII DISCOLOR COUNTERTOPS?


Hydrogen Peroxide is a non-hazardous chemical but owing to its chemistry, it can discolor countertops. This can be avoided by taking proper precau-
tions including
Use a container made of HDPE (such as the Prosoak container)
Keep a mat,tray or cloth/paper towel below Sporox II HLD container
Clean spills immediately

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