Whether you need just the standard pH and sterility, or you’re interested in all the tests typically performed on a Gibco catalog product, we’re here to help.  You select the tests and our Quality Control Lab will take care of the rest.

Availability of tests and lead time may vary.

Summary of QC Tests Available

 

Test Lead Time (days) Description
293 SFM II, CD 293 SFM, CD 293 SFM AGT Performance Assay 30 Biological performance assay for the testing of 293 SFM II and CD 293 SFM using suspension 293 cells
Activity Assay 8 Assay to determine activity or potency of a product
AE-1 Performance Assay (PFHM) 1 Biological performance assay for the testing of PFHM medium using AE-1 cell line
Amino Acid Analysis 15 Pre-column derivatization (Waters Accutag) followed by reverse phase HPLC analysis to analyze for amino acids and ammonia in cell culture media
Bioburden 12 To determine the approximate colony forming units (CFU) per gram in a dry powder media or chemical
CD CHO Performance Assay 15 Tests for the quality of CD CHO in supporting the growth of CHO cells
CD Hybridoma Performance Assay 16 Biological performance assay for the testing of CD Hybridoma medium using AE-1 cell line
Cell Growth 3 Biological performance assay for media using mammalian cell line(s)
Cell Viability 3 Determination of cell viability using Trypan Blue or Vi Cell
DMEL Performance Assay 13 Biological growth assay to test the performance of media in supporting the growth of D.mel-2 cells
Endotoxin 8 Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL) detects and measures bacterial endotoxin, a fever producing byproduct of gram negative bacteria commonly known as pyrogen
Ethanolamine Quantitative 16 HPLC method to determine quantitative levels of ethanolamine in media
Express Five SFM Performance Assay (High-Five) 13 Tests for the quality of Express Five SFM using suspension High Five cells.
Freestyle 293 Expression Medium Performance Assay 18 Biological performance assay for the testing of FreeStyle 293 Expression Medium using suspension 293 cells.
GIBCO Advanced Media Performance Assay 21 Assay to determine activity or potency of a product
HCV Antibody Screening 1 HCV virus testing for human origin components
Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Screening 1 Hepatitis B virus testing for human origin components
HIV 1 & 2 Antibody Screening 1 HIV 1 & 2 virus testing for human origin components
In-Vitro Bioassay 10 Assay to assess the quality of Trypsin, Trypsin-EDTA, TrypLE Express, and TrypLE Select in the removal of cells from a substrate
Mycoplasma (direct inoculation) 40 Positive control is used to test growth promoting capabilities of new lots of broth and agar plates.  Negative control is used to ensure assay is a valid assay. Mycoplasma colonies must not be observed in this plate to be a valid test
Mycoplasma (indirect H stain) 1 Measures specific biochemical markers or other characteristics associated with mycoplasma.  Mycoplasma strains that successfully propagate in cell culture can be efficiently detected using Hoechst No. 33258 (H-Stain), a fluorescent DNA stain
Neural Performance Assay 26 Biological cell growth performance assay for media and/or reagents for the culture of neurons
Osmolality 1 To determine the osmotic concentration of media, serum, and reagents
pH 5 To measure the acidity or alkalinity of a solution which can indicate the accuracy of the formulation of a product
Porcine Parvovirus 10 Virus testing performed according to 9CFR specifications for porcine origin components
Serum-Free Passage Number 3 The total number of passages cells have gone through when cultured in the serum-free media
Sf9 Performance Assay 23 Tests for the quality of Sf-900 II media, Sf-900 Plaque media, Chemically Defined Lipid Concentrate, and Yeastolate Ultrafiltrate
Solubility 5 Test to determine the degree a substance can be dissolved
SP2 Toxicity Assay 10 To assess the growth support of specific classical cell media and/or sera on cell growth and to determine if there are any cytotoxic effects of these products on cell growth
Sterility USP 1 Full sterility testing performed according to USP
Sterility USP Modified 16 Modified sterility testing performed according to USP but modification involves volume of media/reagents used
Total Passage Number 3 The total number of passages cells have gone through in our hands
Viable Cell Density 3 Number of living cells
Water Soluble Vitamins by HPLC 16 HPLC method to determine water soluble vitamins in media