Endotoxin (pyrogen) Testing

Endotoxins are released as a result of the breakdown of Gram Negative bacteria. Endotoxins are also known as pyrogens because they cause fever and inflammation in humans.

A sterile device or water sample could still contain high levels of endotoxin which could cause illness in a patient.

The laboratory uses Limulus Amoebocyte Lysate (LAL) tests to detect amounts of endotoxin.

Testing Water for Endotoxin (pyrogens).

Testing Medical Devices for Endotoxin (pyrogens).