Table 2: Microbiological parameters of dialysis fluids in the two water treatments.

Determination Higher standards or limits (9.22) Conventional dialysateUltrapure dialysate

Total germs—departure HD buckles (CFU/mL)100 107
Total germs—return HD buckles (CFU/mL)100 209
Endotoxin departure HD buckles (EU/mL)0.03 0.01<0.005
Endotoxin return HD buckles (EU/mL)0.03 0.10<0.005