Clin Endosc.  2015 Sep;48(5):364-368. 10.5946/ce.2015.48.5.364.

Clinical Practice Guidelines for Endoscope Reprocessing

  • 1Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.


Gastrointestinal endoscopy is effective and safe for the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of gastrointestinal disease. However, issues regarding endoscope-transmitted infections are emerging. Many countries have established and continuously revise guidelines for endoscope reprocessing in order to prevent infections. While there are common processes used in endoscope reprocessing, differences exist among these guidelines. It is important that the reprocessing of gastrointestinal endoscopes be carried out in accordance with the recommendations for each step of the process.


Endoscopy; Reprocessing; Guideline

MeSH Terms

Endoscopes, Gastrointestinal
Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Mass Screening

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