Bacterial Endotoxin Testing

The bacterial endotoxin test evaluates the level of lipopolysaccharide (LPS), also known as endotoxin, present on or in a material or substance.  LPS is known to cause a febrile response in humans therefore is important to monitor manufacturing processes, including water systems, for the presence of LPS.  The BET is used routinely as a release test for medical devices and pharmaceuticals.