Study says clean scopes can sit for more than two weeks

April 12, 2017

A recent study found duodenoscopes can sit for longer than previously believed without risk, according to an article on the Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality website.

Current guidelines say the time should be limited to 14 days.

The study looked at times from reprocessing to sampling ranging from less than a day to nearly 40 days.

"We did not find a significant association between hang time and risk of duodenoscope contamination," the researchers wrote.

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