Wipe Sampling Buyer’s Guide

September 2020 - Vol.17 No. 9 - Page #18
Category: Wipe Sampling (Contamination Detection)

Pharmacies continue to take measures to prepare for USP <800> compliance, as a majority of facilities (83%) plan to incorporate wipe sampling into their compounding practices, according to the most recent survey data from Pharmacy Purchasing & Products.1 The practice of wipe sampling must occur routinely, as indicated by the Chapter; it is recommended that the entire HD process, from receipt to administration, be examined to determine the locations for doing so.

As pharmacy recognizes the benefit of adopting this technology for the safety of their staff members, a variety of vendors offer wipe sampling kits. The opportunities presented by diversity in the marketplace allows pharmacy directors to choose the features that best meet their needs. In this special Buyer’s Guide, some of these vendors are highlighted.

1. Wipe Analysis. Pharm Purch Prod. 2019;16(12):6.

ChemoAlert from Bureau Veritas Laboratories

ChemoAlert offers a USP <800> compliant surface sampling solution, designed to make it simple to collect and submit swab samples of HDs for safeguarding both clinician and patient health. With the capability to assess up to 14 drugs from a single swab, ChemoAlert employs sensitive and specific technology. The system uses a method that is fully validated, verified, and analyzed by an AIHA accredited laboratory.

  • From Bureau Veritas Laboratories

ChemoGLO Wipe Kit from ChemoGLO

The ChemoGLO Wipe Kit is an easy-to-use hazardous drug (HD) surface wipe sampling kit that can test six different areas. It offers a choice of 24 of the most commonly used HDs, including a panel of the most widely used hormone drugs. Samples ship at room temperature, reports provide quantified results for each drug selected, and results are emailed within 5 to 7 business days. The kit is USP <800> compliant and meets USP requirements for medical surveillance guidelines on semi-annual surface wipe testing.

  • From ChemoGLO

SafeChemo Kit from ISO-Med

The SafeChemo sampling kit is designed to ensure the safety of patients, employees, and the environment when working with HDs. Facilitating USP <800> compliance with an easy five-step process, the kit offers accuracy, as samples are analyzed in ISO-MED’s laboratory with rigorous QA/QC protocols. To help achieve and maintain USP <800> compliance in sterile compounding cleanroom environments, the SafeChemo Kit offers a solution for the detection and quantification of chemotherapy drugs on surfaces.

  • From ISO-MED

BD HD Check System

Despite well-established safety guidelines and standards from USP, NIOSH, OSHA, and others, any staff member who handles HDs during transportation, preparation, administration, or waste disposal may be at risk of exposure to HDs. The BD HD Check System is a rapid detection test (surfaces with contamination at or above the limits of detection have 95% specificity and sensitivity) for select hazardous drugs (methotrexate, doxorubicin, and cyclophosphamide). The system detects HD surface contamination and provides easy-to-read results in less than 10 minutes, enabling immediate corrective action and helping facilitate routine monitoring. Its handheld design aims to make testing easy and convenient. The HD Check System is part of a four-step program from BD that enables users to assess the potential for HD surface contamination in various areas of the facility, helping to implement a sustainable monitoring program.

  • From BD


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