Article | May 20, 2016

The LAL Test: Precautions To Take When Conducting Research Into Pharmaceuticals

Source: Wako Laboratory Chemicals
The LAL Test: Precautions To Take When Conducting Research Into Pharmaceuticals

For many decades, it has been found that the most effective method for determining pyrogens in pharmaceutical samples, regardless of the form of the active substance, is the LAL (Limulus Amebocyte Lysate) test. Using the LAL test, the presence of bacterial endotoxins, lipopolysaccharide molecules (LPS) that are part of the cell wall of Gram-negative bacteria, which are the most common and also the most dangerous pyrogens present in the products of the pharmaceutical industry, is determined.