State regulations on how often to spore test your sterilizer varies between states, but weekly testing is typically the standard. For the most current and up to date information, please contact your local agencies.
Industry standards for the use of biological indicators (spore tests) and chemical indicators are as follows:
|Biological indicators||At least weekly, preferably daily||At least weekly, preferably daily||At least weekly||Per CDC guidelines||Daily|
|Chemical indicators||Outside/Inside every package||Outside/Inside every package||Outside/Inside every package||Per CDC guidelines||Outside/Inside every package|