Total Organic Carbon (TOC)

START 5 Total Organic Carbon (TOC)

1. Biological Effect: Chemical Characterization Tests
2. Turnaround time: 8 weeks
3. Sample Requirements:


300 cm² (test item < 0.5 mm thick);
150 cm² (test item ≥ 0.5 mm thick);
10 grams;
50 ml;
at least 1 test item;

4. Vehicle: polar

USP <643>

The purpose of the study is to determine the amount of carbon present in organic compounds within an aqueous extract of a solid medical device (extraction according to ISO 10993-12) or a liquid solution. The analytical process involves converting organic compounds to carbon dioxide by a sequence of oxidation and acidification reactions.