ASTM International - ASTM F895-84(2006)

Standard Test Method for Agar Diffusion Cell Culture Screening for Cytotoxicity

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 1 March 2006
Status: historical
Page Count: 5
ICS Code (Medical microbiology): 07.100.10
significance And Use:

This test method is useful for assessing the cytotoxic potential of new materials and formulations and as part of a quality control program for established medical devices and... View More

scope:

1.1 This test method is appropriate for materials in a variety of shapes and for materials which are not necessarily sterile. This test method would be appropriate in situations where the amount of material is limited. For example, small devices or powders could be placed on the agar and the presence of a zone of inhibition of cell growth could be examined.

1.1.1 This test method is not appropriate for leachables which do not diffuse through agar or agarose.

1.1.2 While the agar layer can act as a cushion to protect the cells from the specimen, there may be materials which are sufficiently heavy to compress the agar and prevent diffusion or to cause mechanical damage to the cells. This test method would not be appropriate for these materials.

1.2 The L-929 cell line was chosen because it has a significant history of use in assays of this type. This is not intended to imply that its use is preferred, only that the L-929 is an established cell line, well-characterized and readily available, that has demonstrated reproducible results in several laboratories.

1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Document History

April 1, 2016
Standard Test Method for Agar Diffusion Cell Culture Screening for Cytotoxicity
1.1 This test method is appropriate for materials in a variety of shapes and for materials that are not necessarily sterile. This test method would be appropriate in situations in which the amount of...
October 1, 2011
Standard Test Method for Agar Diffusion Cell Culture Screening for Cytotoxicity
1.1 This test method is appropriate for materials in a variety of shapes and for materials that are not necessarily sterile. This test method would be appropriate in situations in which the amount of...
ASTM F895-84(2006)
March 1, 2006
Standard Test Method for Agar Diffusion Cell Culture Screening for Cytotoxicity
1.1 This test method is appropriate for materials in a variety of shapes and for materials which are not necessarily sterile. This test method would be appropriate in situations where the amount of...
January 1, 1995
Standard Test Method for Agar Diffusion Cell Culture Screening for Cytotoxicity
1.1 This test method is appropriate for materials in a variety of shapes and for materials which are not necessarily sterile. This test method would be appropriate in situations where the amount of...
January 1, 1995
Standard Test Method for Agar Diffusion Cell Culture Screening for Cytotoxicity
1.1 This test method is appropriate for materials in a variety of shapes and for materials which are not necessarily sterile. This test method would be appropriate in situations where the amount of...
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