The limits apply for drugs and devices administered to humans or animals. A limit listed for a compendial drug takes precedence over calculated values. Assume a 70 kg human adult, unless administering drugs to children.
Method A is conducted as a limit test wherein both the replicate solutions of the preparation under examination must contain endotoxin in the concentration less than the endotoxin limit concentration specified in the individual monograph.
Method B determines the endotoxin concentration semi-quantitatively in the preparation under examination. Sensitivity of the lysate Confirm the labeled sensitivity of each new batch of lysate prior to use in the test using at least one vial of each batch of lysate.
Perform the test as given under Method on these four standard concentrations in duplicate and include a negative control consisting of water BET.
At least the final dilution in each series must give a negative result. Calculate the average of the logarithms of the lowest concentration of endotoxin in each series of dilutions for which a positive result is found. This average gives the estimated lysate sensitivity which must lie between 0.
For validation of the test results, it must be demonstrated that the test preparation does not inhibit or enhance the reaction or otherwise interfere with the test.
The validation must be repeated if the lysate vendor or the method of manufacture or the formulation of the sample is changed. Dilution of the test preparation with water BET is the easiest method for overcoming inhibition. The allowable dilution level or Maximum Valid Dilution MVD is dependent on the concentration of the product, the endotoxin limit for the product and the lysate sensitivity.
It is calculated by the following expression: Prepare replicates of solutions A to D as indicated in the table. Method Carry out the following procedure in receptacles such as tubes, vials or wells of micro-titre plates.
At intervals that will permit the reading of each result, add to each receptacle an equal volume of the appropriately constituted lysate unless single test vials are used. Mix the sample-lysate mixture gently and place in an incubating device such as a water-bath or a heating block, accurately recording the time at which the receptacles are so placed.
Remove the receptacles and examine the contents carefully. A negative result is characterized by the absence of such a gel or by the formation of a viscous gel that does not maintain its integrity. Record such a result as negative. Handle the receptacles with care to avoid subjecting them to unwanted vibrations as false negative observations may result.
Calculate the geometric mean end-point concentration of solutions of series Band C by using the formula described under sensitivity of the lysate.
Calculation and interpretation of results The test for interfering factors is valid if a solutions of series A and D give negative results; b the results obtained with solutions of series C confirm the labeled sensitivity of the lysate; c the geometric mean of the end-point concentration of solutions of series B is not more than 21 or not less than 0.
If the result obtained is outside the specified limit, the test preparation under examination is acting as an inhibitor or activator. The interfering factors may be eliminated by further dilution not greater than MVDfiltration, neutralization, inactivation or by removal of the interfering substances.
The use of a more sensitive lysate permits the use of greater dilution of the preparation under examination. Ultrafiltration may be used, if necessary, when the interfering factor passes through a filter with a nominal separation limit corresponding to a molecular weight of 10, to 20, such as asymmetrical membrane filters of cellulose triacetate.
Such filters should be checked for the presence of any factors causing false positive results. The material retained on the filter, which contains the endotoxins, is rinsed with water BET or tris-chloride buffer pH 7. The endotoxins are recovered in the water BET or the buffer.
The endotoxin concentration in the test volume and the final volume are determined for each preparation under examination. Establish that the chosen treatment effectively eliminates interference without removing endotoxins by repeating the test for interfering factors using the preparation under examination to which the CSE has been added and which has been submitted to the chosen treatment.Endotoxin-activated LAL cleaves this site, causing the release of pNA, which gives the assay its distinctive yellow color.
The pNA molecules absorb light at the specified and validated wavelength, and the chromogenic assay measures the absorbance of light at this wavelength. Evaluation of the Suitability of Kinetic Chromogenic LAL Assay for Determination of Endotoxin Levels in Heparin Sodium Injection Determination of the levels of endotoxins in injectable products has always been one of the concerns of regulatory authorities and manufacturers.
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