autoclave question

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  1. frankri

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    Lets say you have tested your autoclave and its 100% working well
    If you put a flask with a contaminated liquid in the autoclave, is it getting sterile after a cycle?
    What about blood in the liquid?

    Lets say there is blood in a local anesthesic cartridge, if it gets through the autoclave cycle, is it considered sterile?
    Thanks
     
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  3. frankri

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    anyone?
     
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    Daurang 7+ Year Member

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    Yes. The blood stain may stick on the instruments, which still make you look really bad, but it is sterilized.
     
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    thanks doc, but is it sterile even if the blood is inside a liquid (local anesthesic) in a GLASS cartridge?
     
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    Daurang 7+ Year Member

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    sterile...yes. contaminated...yes. I could be wrong so someone correct me if so.
     
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    Fortunately for us, microorganisms cannot hide behind glass.
     

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