Last month, we put out an article discussing the importance of the horse shoe crab in relation to testing for endotoxins (click here to access that article). Now, we want to provide you with a video that explains HOW the horse shoe crab is used in relation to testing for these dangerous contaminants; as well as give a little insight into what technology and practices Hartley Medical employs on a regular basis.

LAL Testing is the FDA approved process for testing compounded sterile products for bacterial endotoxins – poisonous substances produced within living cells or organisms. USP 797 guidelines state that all high-risk level compounded sterile products, before they are sterilized, shall be tested to ensure that products do not contain excessive amounts of these pyrogens. Even small amounts will cause illness in humans.

For more information on LAL testing, visit Hartley Medical’s Knowledge Center by clicking here.

The video below contains William’s notations on LAL testing for endotoxins.