Table 1

Sites and timings of swabs done on endoscopes

Site of swabsClean endoscope* (T0)Immediately after the procedure (T1)Immediately after reprocessing
(T2)
Red valve housingT0C1T1C1T2C1
Over the endoscopeT0C2T1C2T2C2
Operative channelT0C3T1C3T2C3
Suction channelT0C4T1C4T2C4
  • *Immediately before the procedure on endoscope never used before in a SARS-CoV-2-positive patient.