Toxicology Test Laboratory

Toxicology Test

Toxicity tests, also called toxicity testing or safety assessment, are conducted to determine the level at which a substance can harm living or non-living organisms. That is, toxicology tests are conducted to determine whether a product is toxic and poses a risk to consumers' health.

Toxicology is a branch of science that deals with various poisons and their effects and treatment methods. While toxicological screening is very important in the development of new drugs, toxicological tests are important in order to determine the negative effects of foodstuffs and various consumables on human health. To know the toxic effects of chemicals, foodstuffs and drugs used in various sectors has gained importance today.

In general, toxic substances are classified according to their chemical structure, mode of action or product group. Humans receive toxic substances through consumed foodstuffs, inhaled air, water used, abused drugs, food additives, pesticides, plant toxins and cosmetics.

Toxicological tests are therefore very important. Many pharmaceutical and agrochemical products need to be tailored and evaluated for safety prior to being offered to consumers. Toxicological tests are widely used to determine and estimate the potential adverse effects of these products on humans, pets and natural life. Reproductive toxicity, developmental toxicity, dermal toxicity, genotoxicity, carcinogenicity, neurotoxicity and immunotoxicity tests are carried out for different purposes. In addition, various in vitro toxicity testing methods are applied to understand a cell or organ-specific toxicity systems.

Toxicology testing laboratories are working to support environmental sustainability. Advanced laboratories develop reliable and sensitive techniques for testing the effects of pollutants and, through environmental toxicology testing services, the potential effects of compounds released into the natural environment are detected and the spread of harmful toxins is prevented. Toxicology testing laboratories support businesses operating regularly in a number of advanced sectors, including oil and gas, pulp and paper, mining and petrochemicals.

Environmental toxicology testing activities generally include the determination of toxicity levels in soils and liquids within the framework of the relevant specifications and legal regulations, determination of the acute toxicity of wastewater and waste liquids, determination of the chronic environmental toxicology of wastes on various aquatic organisms and environmental toxicology screening.

In short, toxicology is a substance that is harmful or toxic to animals. Essentially, humans and animals are exposed to both naturally occurring and synthetic chemicals in various ways. Toxicological tests are conducted to measure the effects of both limited exposure (acute toxicity) and long-term exposure (chronic toxicity) to a toxic substance.

There are numerous domestic and foreign standards which are considered in toxicology test laboratories. Here are a few of them:

  • TS 6020 EN ISO 7346 Water quality - Determination of the immediate toxicity of substances on freshwater fish
  • TS EN ISO 22030 Soil quality - Biochemical methods - Chronic toxicity in high plants
  • TS EN ISO 20963 Soil quality - Effects of pollutants in insect larvae - Determination of acute toxicity
  • Biological evaluation of medical devices TS EN ISO 10993
  • TSE CEN / TR 16998 Ambient air - Report on Nitro and oxy-PAHs - Origin, toxicity, concentrations and measurement methods

Our company also provides toxicology test laboratory services within the scope of other testing services. Thanks to these services, enterprises are able to produce safe, fast and uninterrupted, more efficient, high performance and high quality.

The toxicology test laboratory services provided within the scope of other testing services are just one of the services provided by our organization in this direction. Apart from that, many different test services are provided.