Cytotoxicity Testing – USP <87>, ISO 10993-5
Cytotoxicity testing can be useful as a screening tool for pharmaceuticals before more extensive toxicological testing is performed. Additionally, cytotoxicity testing can be used for quality control purposes for lot release testing of raw materials or of manufactured drug products.
Cytotoxicity tests are designed to determine the toxicity to cells of compounds either qualitatively. Qualitative cytotoxicity tests offered by MicroMed Labs are the MEM Elution Test, the Direct Contact Test, and the Indirect Contact Agar Diffusion Test. Guidelines for cytotoxicity testing are based on ANSI/AAMI/ISO 10993-5 and USP <87> and <88>.
Turn Around Time (TAT)
|CY-002||Cytotoxicity Testing-MEM Elution, USP, Duplicate||7 – 10 days|
|CY-004||Cytotoxicity Testing-MEM Elution, ISO, Triplicate||7 – 10 days|
|CY-006||Agar Overlay, USP, Duplicate||7 – 10 days|
|CY-007||Agar Overlay, ISO, Triplicate||7 – 10 days|
|CY-008||Direct Contact, USP, Duplicate||7 – 10 days|
|CY-009||Direct Contact, ISO, Triplicate||7 – 10 days|