Random stability and potency testing – what’s involved?

At National Custom Compounding, the Quality of compounded medicines is an absolute priority because we understand that the medicines we create help improve patient’s health.

A part of our Quality Assurance program involves random stability and potency testing of all medications we produce. Our highly qualified laboratory team will make a medicine and then a random sample is sent to a testing laboratory.

We regularly run these tests to look at both medicine stability and medicine potency. By looking at stability, we test the expiry date of the medicine while potency testing looks for accuracy.

An example of a potency test is here (click to download results). This analysis looked at the combination of Oestrogen’s (E1, E2, E3) which make Triest. The result is excellent and shows that the product was made with great accuracy within 8 per cent of the target. The TGA allows 10 per cent variance for manufactured and compounded medicines.

An example of a stability test is here (click to download results). In this analysis we looked at our formula of Melatonin 20mg per ml liquid and analysed how stable it is at 30°c and 40°c. The result again shows that the formula is excellent, with a decrease of only 4 per cent in strength over 3 months. From this result we are confident that Melatonin Liquid/Drops are shelf stable for at least 6 months.

For more information relating to our NCC Quality Assurance process, please download our Quality Control Protocol, available here (click to download).

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What Patients & Practitioners Are Saying

About Our Compounding Medicines

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"Excellent customer service"

To the Manager, I spoke to a lady in your office on Thursday who called to confirm my order. Unfortunately I did not hear her name properly. I asked her if she could expedite my order as I had run out that day and she said that she would do her best. To my overwhelming joy and surprise my vitamins arrived on Friday in Sydney when I was expecting it on Monday. This meant that I had my supplements over the weekend. Now I am reasonably sure that it took a concerted effort to make this happen. I therefore wanted to say a very big thank you to the lady I spoke to and all the people on your team that worked to make this happen. This is excellent customer service that is hard to find these days and wanted you and your team to know how much I appreciated it. Thank you again to you and your team.

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"They are a fantastic team from top to bottom"

Our relationship with NCC is very good, very professional. They’re great to work with, we have a really good understanding of how each other operates. They are a fantastic team from top to bottom. They have a really quick turnaround, are very knowledgeable, quick to answer on formulation questions. They really know what they’re doing, good communications.