A sterility test detects microbial contamination. A satisfactory result indicates that no contaminating microorganism has been found in the sample examined under the conditions of the test.
This test identifies microorganisms isolated during different phases of manufacturing and quality testing to the genus/species level using DNA sequencing.
An antimicrobial effectiveness test demonstrates the effectiveness of antimicrobial preservatives in preventing microbial proliferation in injections, topicals, oral products, single dose vials, and antacids packaged in multiple-dose containers.
Growth Promotion demonstrates that media used in environmental monitoring programs, media fills, or personnel qualification are capable of supporting microorganism growth.
Microbial cleaning studies are essential to validating a facility’s cleaning SOP. Pharmacies must demonstrate that cleaning agents, combined with instructions and procedures for their use, remove microbial contamination from surface areas where sterile drug products are compounded.