Dr. Michels states that in view of the low sensitivity of the residual protein detection methods used, and the heavy protein load identified, one must also ponder whether false positive test results occurred. For example, the destructive test results obtained on using the BCA method are alarmingly poor.
Intuitive Surgical recommends a complex process for cleaning da Vinci robotic instruments. The aim of this study is to validate the cleaning process used in our establishment by demonstrating the absence of residual protein.