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San Juan District Laboratory (SJN)

ORA Laboratory - San Juan Lab StaffSAN JUAN DISTRICT LAB

FY 10 Analysts On Board: 12
 
FY 10 Samples Analyzed: 362
 
 
Program Capabilities

SJN-DO Pharmaceutical Laboratory is an A2LA/ISO/IEC 17025 accredited National Servicing Laboratory specialized in Drug Analysis, is a member of the Food Emergency Response Network (FERN) and contributed with the chemistry mobile Laboratory.  It performs a full range of analyses on human drugs and drug forms, including tablets, capsules, creams, suspensions, sterile solutions, metered dose inhalers, nasal sprays, drug patches, and active pharmaceutical ingredients. The work involves different phases of drug analysis and review, including the following programs:
·         Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API)
·         Drug compliance and complaint samples
·         Department of Defense Shelf-Life Extension Program samples
·         Drug surveillance programs
·         Over-the-Counter and fraudulent drug samples
·         Method assessment of compendial drugs
·         Drug Quality Reporting System samples
·         Domestic inspections of pharmaceutical and veterinary drug firms
·         International inspections of pharmaceutical and veterinary drug firms
·         Inspections of contract testing laboratories
 
Specialized Capabilities

SJN-DO Pharmaceutical Laboratory also has the capability of screening the quality of drug products using specialized technologies including ultra high pressure liquid chromatography, FTIR microscopy, TLC Scanning, and mass spectrometry. The laboratory ensures proficiency in highly specialized testing methods through the inclusion in the scope of accreditation as follows:
 
·         LC/MS Poison Screening and GC/MS Poison Screening
·         USP method for Glycerin, Ethylene Glycol, and Diethylene Glycol
·         LC/MS method for erectile dysfunction drugs
·         GC/MS method for melamine
·         GC/MS method for sibutramine and other weight loss medications