Helix Test PCD and Apparatus

  • Clean Decontaminate
  • Prep Pack
  • Sterilize
  • Store
  • Issue/Use

Helix PCD Test (process challenge device) is used as a daily test for pre-vacuum hospital sterilizers and for bench
top steam sterilizers Class B for steam penetration and inert gases. The Helix PCD test is an excellent test to
detect even the smallest amounts of inert gases and steam penetration capabilities.

The EN 867 Part 5 is describing a Helix PCD based steam penetration test as an alternative for the Bowie & Dick
Test for bench top steam sterilizers Class B the EN 285 is specifying the Helix PCD test for hospital steam
sterilizers when it is mainly used to sterilize hollow loads.

Helix PCD test is not replacing routine monitoring of sterilization cycles. This should be done by lot control sets
and/or with in pack integrators.

There are different types of indicator according to the sterilization process selected: Steam, Ethylene Oxide and
Hydrogen Peroxide. If the all bars change to the final color, the result is successful, so the sterilizer is working
correctly. If one bar is different to the final color, it shows a bad sterilizing agent penetration, therefore an
equipment malfunction.

- Water-based and non-toxic chemical indicator
- It is easy to read and interpret
- 250 cycles are guaranteed
- After Steam Sterilization process pink color changes to dark color
- After EO Sterilization process blue color changes to green color
- After H2O2 Sterilization process purple color changes to blue color
- Compatible with ISO 11140-1
- With the self-Adhesive feature it can be used as a permanent record for traceability purposes

Ref# Description Packaging
C-1031 HELIX PCD TUBE 1.5 M -
C-1131 HELIX PCD TUBE 80 CM -
C-1030 STEAM PCD Test Helix, Self Adhesive, 4 Indicators (Pack of 250) 50 psc / Carton
C-1032 STEAM PCD Test Helix, Self Adhesive, 6 Indicators (Pack of 250) 50 psc / Carton
C-1033 STEAM PCD Test Helix, Self Adhesive, 4 Indicators, Big Scale (Pack of 250) 50 psc / Carton
C-1045 EO Gas PCD Test Helix, Self Adhesive, 4 Indicators (Pack of 250) 50 psc / Carton
C-1048 H2O2 PCD Test Helix,Self Adhesive, 4 Indicators (Pack of 250) 50 psc / Carton