Compounding Suite Shutdown

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Compounding Suite Shutdown

Wondering if anyone in this group can answer how their team handles a compounding suite shutdown. For example, the suite is shut down for some air handler and room repairs, sometimes for a few hours but up to a couple of days depending on what is being done. Room is terminally cleaned with a sporicidal cleaner and then re-certified by your vendor. Do you typically wait for all the air/surface environmental testing to come back before resuming compounding or do you use the room while awaiting the microbiology results? Thanks!