1 mL Spore Ampules

Crosstex 1 mL Spore Ampoules are Self-Contained Biological Indicators for monitoring steam processes consisting of a hermetically sealed glass ampoule which contains modified Trypticase® Soy Broth (TSB) with a pH indicator and Geobacillus stearothermophilus spores with a population level of 104, 105 or 106.

  • Reduced incubation time of 48 hours
  • Visually distinct positive results indicated by the media transitioning from Purple to Yellow
  • Saves time by eliminating aseptic culturing required with traditional spore strips
  • Negative controls are available separately (SA1-NC-10)

Trypticase® is a registered trademark owned by Becton, Dickinson and Company.


Ref # Quantity Population
1 mL Spore Ampules    
SA1-15-04 15/box 104
SA1-50-04 50/box 104
SA1-15-05 15/box 105
SA1-50-05 50/box 105
SA1-15-06 15/box 106
SA1-50-06 50/box 106
1 mL Negative Control Ampules    
SA1-NC-10 10/box NA

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TDS - Steam 1 mL Spore Ampules (SA1-xx-0x) Rev 1.2
Technical Data Sheets (TDS)
Process Steam
Organism Geobacillus stearothermophilus Cell Line 7953
Indications for Use The Spore Ampules may be utilized to monitor Steam sterilization efficacy. The Spore Ampules are ideal for monitoring liquid steam sterilization cycles but may also be utilized in monitoring dry loads

This product is labeled For Industrial Use Only.

Ampule Dimensions Approximately 58 mm x 10.8 mm
Packaging SA1-15-0x: 15 per box

SA1-50-0x: 50 per box

SA1-NC-10: 10 per box

Compliance ISO 11138-1 Sterilization of health care products – Biological indicators – Part 1: General requirements

ISO 11138-3 Sterilization of health care products – Biological indicators – Part 3: Biological indicators for moist heat sterilization processes (Crosstex Codes SA1-15-05, SA1-50-05, SA1-15-06 and SA1-50-06)


Shelf Life 24 months from the date of manufacture
Storage Conditions Refrigerate at 2°C to 8°C