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3M™ Attest™ Rapid Readout Biological Indicators for 270°F/132°C Gravity Steam Sterilizers 1291

3M ID  70200586413    UPC#  30707387140930    CAT#  1291     
3M™ Attest™ Rapid Readout Biological Indicator 1291
3M™ Attest™ Rapid Readout Biological Indicator 1291
One-hour readout, blue cap 3M™ Attest™ Rapid Readout Biological Indicator for Steam 270°F/132°C gravity displacement sterilization cycles (50/box)


  • Provides results in one hour
  • Self-contained biological indicators significantly reduce possibility of contamination, minimizing false positives and assuring more accurate results
  • Faster result time, making it possible to quarantine every load and eliminate recalls
  • System can help reduce the costs associated with fighting infections - cost measured in both dollars and time spent
  • Color-coded for quick reference and easy use
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Biological indicators provide the best assurance of sterility by challenging the steam sterilizer with quantifiable, highly resistant Geobacillus stearothermophilus spores. The system includes Rapid Readout biological indicators, disposable test packs, an auto-reader and log books. Biological indicators are used for load control monitoring which is the process by which a load is monitored and released based on the result of a biological indicator (BI) in a test pack. 3M™ Attest™ 1291 Rapid Readout Biological Indicators for 132°C/270°F gravity displacement cycles Self-contained BI for gravity displacement cycles consisting of a Geobacillus stearothermophilus spore strip; sealed glass ampule with growth medium and dual indicator system; blue color-coded cap with holes for sterilant penetration and a filter as a bacterial barrier; and a chemical indicator on the label that changes from rose to brown when processed. After sterilization, the vial is "crushed" to join the growth media with the processed spore strip. The BI is incubated for one hour in the 3M™ Attest™ 290 Series Auto-reader for a fluorescent reading. Note: This product must be used with Cat. No. 290 3M™ Attest™ Auto-reader. Contact 3M Health Care sales rep for details.

Suggested Applications

  • Monitoring 270°F/132°C gravity displacement steam sterilization processes


 Biological Indicator System‎‎ Rapid
 Brand‎‎ Attest
 Product Type‎‎ Biological Indicator
 Product Use‎‎ Load Monitoring
 Sterilization Method‎‎ Steam
 Trademark‎‎ Attest