Printable Update for Insertion Into Standards A2.000

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CHANGES TO AATB STANDARDS FOR TISSUE BANKING

SECTION A - GENERAL INFORMATION

A2.000 DEFINITIONS OF TERMS

MICROORGANISMS—a microscopic organisms (e.g., bacteria and fungi); viruses, while sometimes included in this classification, are not included here.

PRE-STERILIZATION/PRE-DISINFECTION CULTURE - a culture obtained prior to exposing the tissue to antibiotics, disinfecting chemicals, or sterilizing agents.

Publication date: January 4, 2011 (AATB Bulletin No. 11-01)
Effective date: immediately