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VERIFY® SixCess® Challenge Packs

  • Contains a Type 6 Emulating Indicator as defined by ANSI/AAMI/ISO 11140-1
  • Provides a clear color change from yellow to blue/purple
  • Monitors 270°F/132° or 275°F/135°C prevacuum steam cycles

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The VERIFY SixCess Challenge packs are used to monitor steam sterilization loads. Each pack consists of a series of steam penetration and dynamic air removal barriers. A Type 6 Emulating Indicator, as defined by ANSI/AAMI/ISO 11140-1, is located in the center of the challenge pack.

How VERIFY SixCess Challenge Packs Work

Select the specific steam sterilization challenge pack that matches the cycle being used:

  • For 270°F/132°C Prevacuum or Steam-flush-pressure-pulse (SFPP) for 4 minutes, use product number LCC003.
  • For 275°F/135°C Prevacuum Steam Sterilization for 3 minutes, use product number LCC0014.

Next, place the test pack flat in the coldest location of the load chamber to be steam sterilized. During processing, the sterilizer must remove or displace the air from the barrier material and replace it with steam throughout the pack. If a failure should occur, the indicator ink can assist in detecting steam quality issues based on the characteristics of the failure patterns of the indicator ink. The challenge pack provides a total yellow to blue/purple color change to help eliminate the guess work of tonal color changes.

VERIFY SixCess Challenge Pack

Why VERIFY SixCess Challenge Packs?

VERIFY SixCess Challenge Packs help to ensure steam sterilization requirements have been met to make sure items are sterile for future use. In addition, these sterilization challenge packs offer:

  • Immediate identification of failed loads with color specific coding
  • Test sheet documentation of successful sterilization cycles
  • Traceability and recognition of expired packs at time of use
  • Alignment with ANSI/AAMI/ISO 11140-1 standards
  • Manufactured in the absence of lead and heavy metals

VERIFY® SixCess® Extended Timing Challenge Pack

  • This cycle specific test may be used to monitor steam sterilization cycles operating at 270° F/ 132° C with exposure times of 4, 10, or 20 minutes.

VERIFY® Bowie-Dick Test Pack

  • Disposable, single-use air removal test pack with a distinctive color change
  • Unique failure pattern helps identify a variety of potential failures

Browse a complete Item Number list and easily reorder VERIFY® SixCess® Challenge Pack products on Shop STERIS.

Product Number Description  
LCC003 Verify SixCess 270F 4 Challenge Pack (1 bx 20 packs)
LCC014 VERIFY SIXCESS 275F 3 CHALLENGE PACK (1 BX/20 PACKS)

 

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Document # Document Title
VERIFY SIXCESS CHALLENGE PACKS - CANADIAN
WALL CHARTS
Document # Document Title
VERIFY SIXCESS CHALLENGE PACK SELECTION AND INTERPRETATION GUIDE
SAMPLE PROCEDURES
Document # Document Title
SAMPLE PROCEDURE: STEAM STERILIZATION LOAD MONITORING WITH THE VERIFY SIXCESS CHALLENGE PACKS AND THE VERIFY BIOLOGICAL STEAM BIOLOGICAL TEST PACK
SAMPLE PROCEDURE: STEAM STERILIZATION LOAD MONITORING WITH VERIFY SIXCESS CHALLENGE PACKS AND VERIFY BIOLOGICAL/INTEGRATOR CHALLENGE PACK
BROCHURE
Document # Document Title
VERIFY SIXCESS CHEMICAL INDICATORS AND CHALLENGE PACKS
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