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Contaminated duodenoscopes can cause large-scale outbreaks. There is a need for rapid assessment methods to confirm the adequacy of the cleaning phase to improve the quality, safety and logistics of complex flexible endoscope reprocessing. The ATP test can give a rapid indication if organic residue is still present. Implementation of such an ATP test might reduce the number of contaminated duodenoscopes.
To assess if usage of ATP tests in complex endoscopes, i.e. duodenoscopes and linear echo-endoscopes, after manual cleaning combined with re-cleaning protocols, lowers the number of clinically relevant positive cultures.
prospective single center intervention study in ERCP duodenoscopes and linear echo-endoscopes in a single tertiary academic center.
In the intervention group duodenoscopes will be tested on ATP. If the value is above the ATP cutoff, duodenoscopes will be recleaned. In the control group duodenoscopes will not be tested on ATP.