Cytotoxic Drug Safety Cabinet Testing

Cytotoxic drug safety cabinets provide the primary barrier against exposure to aerosols that are produced in the preparation, manipulation, and dispensing of cytotoxic drugs.


Cytotoxic drug safety cabinets provide the primary barrier against exposure to aerosols that are produced in the preparation, manipulation, and dispensing of cytotoxic drugs.

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Why test Cytotoxic Drug Safety Cabinets?

  • To ensure the protection of personnel engaged in mechanical maintenance from exposure to the build-up of drug particles which contaminate filters and mechanical components.
  • To ensure the protection of the surrounding environment and of those personnel not involved in the preparation and use of these drugs.
  • When to test Cytotoxic Drug Safety Cabinets?
  • On site immediately prior to initial use.
  • After relocation.
  • After mechanical or electrical maintenance (including HEPA filter replacement).
  • At least on a 12 monthly basis.

Typical tests performed to certify a Cytotoxic Drug Safety Cabinet:

  • HEPA filter installation integrity.
  • Air barrier containment.
  • Work zone integrity.
  • Air velocity and uniformity in the work zone.
  • Air distribution.
  • Alarm operational check.

Why use AG&G Services Pty Ltd?

  • AG&G Services Pty Ltd issues a fully documented test report and Certificate of Compliance that includes details of the test procedures and equipment (and its calibration reference) used, analysis of test data and the nature of any repairs and/or adjustments made to the equipment.
  • Where appropriate we also report any recommendations we may have for future action.
  • Any replacement parts installed during the testing process are selected to be at least equivalent to those specified for the original installation.
  • We can help design a maintenance and test program specifically designed to ensure that your equipment operates efficiently and safely.
  • AG&G Services Pty Ltd is a quality assured company with 5 NATA signatories.