Microbial Identification: How to Comply with the Current and Future Versions of USP Chapter <797>

Date

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

Location

Online Webinar
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Overview

Microbial identification to the genus level provides valuable insight into the origin of the recovered microorganism. However, the June 2019 revision to Chapter <797> made genus-level ID required for sterile compounding only when the count exceeds the action level. This change makes sense for microorganisms recovered from a less controlled area, such as an anteroom. However, the chapter does not distinguish between those areas and spaces like an ISO Class 5 cleanroom, which has raised some questions about when and when not to perform genus-level ID.

Join us as we address those concerns and discuss other topics about how changes to Chapter <797> affect microbial ID, including:

  • What genus-level identification entails, and why Gram stains are insufficient to accomplish this
  • Current and future requirements for microbial identification
  • Importance of microbial identifications and remediation of exceeded action levels

 

Webinar Presenter

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Abby Roth
Senior Director of Business Operations
CriticalPoint, LLC

 
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