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