When the same vial is used for multiple patients, is there a risk for surface contamination?
This risk exists even in the manual preparation process. Cytocare keeps the open vial within the sterile environment, well away from contamination sources, and re-uses the remaining medication when required. In case the vial needs to be stored in a temperature controlled environment it is possible to take it out, label it and store it elsewhere. In this case of course, contamination danger might be higher.
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- When the same vial is used for multiple patients, is there a risk for surface contamination?