VI. Technique: Cleaning Method 3 - Cidex (Glutaraldehyde)
Other cleaning methods are preferred
Causes deterioration of latex
Cidex is hazardous to use in office setting
Ensure adequate ventilation
Immerse in 2% Cidex solution for 20 minutes
Rinse and place in boiling water for 30 minutes
Allow to air dry and store in container until use
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