TD‑5® and TD‑8® provide high-level disinfection in 5 Minutes when used with the TD 100
The TD 100 Automated TEE Probe Disinfector is exclusively designed to provide a fast and repeatable high-level disinfection cycle. At disinfection cycle conclusion, a verification report is provided to the technician that contains:
Probe Number, User Number, Disinfectant Type and Lot Number
Contact Time and Temperature of the single-use high-level disinfectant
This report can be retained in the HLD TRACKER™ for later reference or audit reporting.
When determining the right disinfectant for your TD 100 remember that both the TD-5 and TD-8 have the same exact indications for use and perform inside the TD 100 identically. Both chemistries, TD-5 and TD-8 are heated and held in contact with the TEE probe for 5 minutes. Both TD-5 and TD-8 have been cleared by the FDA for use in the TD 100 to high level disinfect TEE probes by a trained professional.
For over 10 years, the TD 100 has used TD-5 to complete more than 2.5 million high-level disinfections. TD-8, cleared in 2016, provides healthcare institutes with a second cleared disinfectant to be utilized in the TD 100 for HLD of the delicate TEE probes.
The TD-8 disinfectant is a single-use, 0.59% Ortho-phthalaldehyde (OPA) based, high-level disinfectant that when used with the TD 100 provides a five minute high-level disinfection of TEE probes. TD-8 has been tested to effectively kill potentially harmful microorganisms without damaging the TEE probe. Since the TD 100 uses a fresh TD-8 bottle for each disinfection cycle; the need for continuous MRC testing is eliminated.
The TD-5 disinfectant is a single-use, 2.65% glutaraldehyde based, high-level disinfectant that when used with the TD 100 provides a five minute high level disinfection of TEE probes. TD-5 has been tested to effectively kill potentially harmful microorganisms without damaging the TEE probe. Since the TD 100 uses a fresh TD-5 bottle for each disinfection cycle; the need for continuous MRC testing is eliminated.
Testing and Approvals
The TD 100 with either TD-5 or TD-8 have been tested by TEE probe manufactures for material compatibility. Both the machine and disinfectants have been approved by these companies for use in the high-level disinfection of their individual TEE probes. Please contact your probe manufacturer for full details and compliance documentation.