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Cytotoxic Drug Safety Cabinets (CDSC) 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.

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.

COMPLIANCE TEST REQUIREMENTS

Typical tests performed to certify a CDSC, as per AS 2252.5 (2017) :

  • Air velocity and uniformity in the work zone.
  • Work zone integrity.
  • HEPA filter installation integrity.
  • Air classification (particle counting) - ISO 5.
  • Air barrier containment.
  • Noise level.
  • Illuminance.
  • Alarm operational check (if applicable).
  • Intensity of UV radiation (if applicable).

AG&G Services. Victoria, NSW, ACT, Queensland, Tasmania, South Australia

NATA/ILAC Certified HEPA, Clean Room and Laboratory Testing Services.

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