Tests for residual chlorine in rinse water to 0.5 ppm (mg/l).
Provides a convenient, accurate means of measuring the concentration of chlorine bleach remaining in water being used to rinse out dialysate lines following disinfection of hemodialysis equipment.
A rapid screening method will detect levels above 0.5 ppm (mg/l) and a 30-second quantitative method allows estimation of concentrations between 0 and 5 ppm.
The qualitative rapid screening method can be used to determine that chlorine has been adequately rinsed from the machine. The quantitative method may be useful where corrective measures are undertaken on machines dispensing unacceptable levels of chlorine for extended periods and for testing containers, i.e. “bicarb jugs”, disinfected with bleach.
Chlorine bleach detected in the rinse water is normally referred to as “residual chlorine”. The results of the test indicate the level of chlorine bleach remaining in the dialysate lines at any point during the rinsing process.
The SteriChek Residual Chlorine Reagent Strips are supplied in a ready-to-use form. When placed in contact with the rinse water, according to directions, the test area changes color relative to the amount of chlorine remaining in the rinse. Results of 0.5 ppm or above indicate that further rinsing in necessary.
Available in a kit of five bottles of 100 reagent strips with a product manual in 3 languages.