According to Mayo Clinic, chemotherapy is a drug treatment that uses powerful chemicals to kill fast-growing cells in the body. These power chemicals include types of alkylating agents. Hospitals, infusion centers, and clinic staff need to take stringent precautions to ensure workers are not exposed to hazardous drugs (HD).
ChemoAlert by Bureau Veritas is specifically designed to comply with USP <800> and safeguard healthcare workers. The easy-to-use kit includes everything you need to collect a viable HD sample. A single swab can detect up to 19 HDs, including platinum-containing drugs.
After collecting samples, the facility ships the swab to an accredited laboratory for analysis, with results available within ten business days. And if there is a rush situation, Bureau Veritas can get you results the same day.
Sampling results identify if and where contamination exists, as well as the extent of this contamination. The facility then uses the findings to assess and improve hazardous drug handling and safety procedures, fundamentally reducing the risk of exposure.