ASTM F838-83 PDF

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The ASTM Fa method is the standardized procedure used to conduct the bacteria retention test (bacterial challenge test) and determines the filter’s. accordance with ASTM Standard. F Following that standard, the organism is cultured in saline .. tration, ASTM Standard F,. (ASTM. ASTM-F Standard Test Method for Determining Bacterial Retention of ASTM-F › Historical Revision Information ASTM-F

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Conducting the test For the test performance, a negative control has to be prepared in advance. As I am actively working on projects where these same discussions are raised I wanted to share an article I recently discovered that gives the history of sterilizing grade membranes, the regulatory wstm that developed, and offers great insight on the topic.

With the usage of our services you permit us to use cookies. Operating conditions pressure, temperature, flow rate etc. The entire device must be prepared according to the defined requirements explained in the following paragraph to perform the test method.

Since the test is conducted with B. Afterwards, the testing device has to be assembled under the sterile workbench. For this purpose, different dilutions 10 -3 — 10 -5 of bacterial suspension have to be prepared and plated as a defined quantity 0.

This also applies to all tubes and connecting pieces. Verification of compendial methods Method transfers – good to know Procedure and requirements for method transfers Planning phase — Preparing a method transfer Types sstm transfer and transfer strategy Content of a transfer plan Acceptance criteria of comparative method transfers Filter validation: Accordingly, colonies of a different color for example light red or Gram-positive bacteria mean that there has been a contamination by external germs.


The PDA 26 report additionally includes a positive control. For this purpose the filter to be tested must be mounted in the filter housing of the device and then be sterilized for example in the autoclave.

Here is a link to the article and I hope you find a wealth of information f838-883 Moreover, buffer solutions and nutrient media like for example SLB — saline lactose broth — or TSB – tryptic soy broth must be provided.

Here is a link to the article and I hope you find a wealth of information there:. Subsequently, the filter to be tested is flooded after opening the first valve and the excess of compressed air is released.

At first the cells are counted under the microscope. I also previously astmm with one of the authors Maik Jornitz who is an expert on process filtration and has published many books and articles on the topic.

The bacterial retention test according to ASTM Fa

The suspension created this way can then be used for the test, but is usable only for a maximum of eight hours stored in the fridge. Bacteria of this size are considered to be very small and should be retained by a sterile filter with a pore size of 0. Product-specific studies that need to be performed by the filter user Filter integrity tests — principles and influencing variables The bacterial retention test according to ASTM Fa HPLC troubleshooting and adtm optimization Examples for technical scientific documents.


Cookies make it easier for us to provide you with our services. If other bacterial strains are found on the nutrient medium of the sample, the test has to be declared invalid.

Filter validation: The bacterial retention test according to ASTM F838-15-a

Janet Thode Michael Thode. This is done with Gram staining that has to be evaluated microscopically. The cultivation of B. What is method validation? What is the ISO ?

Sterilizing Grade Membranes ASTM F and What You Need to Know! — C Cubed Biotech

The bacterial retention test is a parameter of filter validation that has to be evaluated accordung to the requirements of the PDA 26 report and the guidance of the FDA. After that, the real test can be performed.

As always I am available to help with filtration training or discuss regulatory guidance with respect to filtration as it is an industry topic I really enjoy working with.

The test bacteria B. Good to know Filter validation: If bacterial growth is detected on the sample, it needs to be determined which bacteria it f88-83.

After the incubation period, the negative control, as well as the sample, has to be checked for the growth of bacterial colonies.