Valisure Certificate of Analysis (CoA)

We greatly value transparency and believe you should know more about the contents of your meds. Our analytics are summarized in an easy-to-understand certificate of analysis, which is unique to every batch of every product we sell.

You may also request your own medication analysis and test from our laboratory.

Lot Number

Large batches of medication are made and packaged for sale with unique lot numbers. At Valisure, medication samples from every lot are tested to help ensure safety, quality and consistency for our customers.

Dosage

Valisure determines the dose of active ingredient in samples from batches of medication using comparison to pure reference standards.

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Spectral Match

To ensure that medications contain the proper active ingredient, Valisure uses spectroscopic techniques to match medication samples to pure reference standards.

Major Inactive Ingredients

A library of pure inactive ingredients, including those shown here, allows Valisure to identify and report major inactive ingredients in medication samples.

Impurity and Carcinogen Detection

Discovery of dangerous impurities can prompt medication recalls. Valisure conducts precision testing to help ensure the medications we offer do not have such impurities above acceptable limits.

N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA)

NDMA is a probable human carcinogen and responsible for some of the recent heart medication recalls.

N-Nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA)

NDEA is a probable human carcinogen and responsible for some of the recent heart medication recalls.

N,N-Dimethylformamide (DMF)

DMF is a class 2 industrial solvent and a probable human carcinogen used in the chemical synthesis of some drugs.

Disintegration

Whether produced for immediate, delayed or extended-released, do your medications release at the right time? Valisure determines when medication samples break down in simulated gastrointestinal conditions.

Drug Release

Valisure uses fluids that mimic gastrointestinal conditions to determine how well medication samples release active ingredients over time.

Approved By

Valisure's rigorous quality management system and processes for chemical analysis are accredited under International Organization for Standardization (ISO) regulation 17025 standards which requires all tests to be approved by a quality manager.

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Analysis Services

Valisure’s ISO 17025 accredited laboratory is specifically tailored for running low-cost, high-precision analysis of medication quality. Below are the types of medication testing offered to our customers.

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Important restrictions about medications we can test:

  • We cannot accept any medications paid for by Medicare, Medicaid, or other government programs due to legal restrictions.
  • We cannot accept controlled substances from individuals (e.g. Adderall, opioids, Xanax).
  • We do not currently analyze biological drugs (e.g. insulin, Humira).
  • Applicable for use by private individual only.
  • Not available in Massachusetts or Virginia.
  • Other restrictions may apply. Please contact us for more details.

Name of Test

Description of Test

Impurities/Carcinogens Analysis

Analyzes for the presence of common nitrosamine carcinogens and solvents like DMF. Detection of probable human carcinogens like NDMA and NDEA have caused many of the recalls of blood pressure medications like losartan and valsartan.

What We Do (and Don't) Test

Other pharmacies visually check that a medication looks OK from the outside. Valisure also checks that medications are OK on the inside – we take samples from each batch of medication and run a variety of chemical tests. Below is an explanation of Valisure’s current testing capabilities, tests we plan to add in the future, and what we cannot reasonably test for as an analytical laboratory. Calibrating some of our more sophisticated tests for new drugs can be complex, but we can already perform these tests on approximately the most common 100 products sold in the US, and we work continuously to grow our capabilities.

 
Analytical Test
Purpose
Drugs Currently Analyzed
Current tests
  • Common Impurities
  • Major Inactive Ingredients
  • Active Ingredient ID
  • Dosage
  • Dissolution
  • Check for common carcinogens and toxins
  • Identify major fillers. May reveal counterfeits and/or manufacturing irregularities
  • Check that drug contains correct active ingredient
  • Measure the amount of active ingredient
  • Measure how long medication takes to dissolve
  • All
  • Almost all (a few exceptions)
  • Almost all (a few exceptions)
  • ~ 100 most common, and growing
  • ~ 100 most common, and growing
Coming Soon
  • Allergens
  • Microbial
  • Heavy Metals and Toxic Elements
  • Check for gluten, peanut protein, etc.
  • Check for presence of various pathogens
  • Check for lead, mercury, arsenic, etc.
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Can't Reasonably Test
  • Unknown or Rare Impurities*
  • Efficacy and Side Effects**
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Current tests

Coming Soon

Can't Reasonably Test

*Unknown or Rare Impurities: There are literally millions of different chemicals that could possibly be present as impurities in a medication. Analytical testing largely works by looking at chemicals (including impurities) you expect could be present. Trying to find rare or unknown chemicals can take a forensic lab months or years to do. This kind of testing is not something Valisure's high throughput lab can reasonably do.

**Efficacy and Side Effects: Valisure doesn’t test how a drug works, just that it is the right medication, it has the right dosage and that it should release as intended. The efficacy and side effects of a drug are tested during clinical trials.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Read the instructions and any medication guide that came with your medicine, use the medicine as directed, and check with your health care provider if you have any questions about your medication and before changing your treatment in any way. The chart above contains results from an analytic chemistry analysis performed on a subset of pills from the same batch or lot as the pills provided to you. The subset was designed to be representative of the entire batch or lot. The specific pills you received were not analyzed and an analysis of your pills could yield different results. These results: (1) are not medical advice, (2) are not intended to be a statement, claim or indication of efficacy or suitability of the pills provided to you, (3) do not describe any particular characteristic (or lack of characteristic) beyond the specific metrics listed for the subset tested, and (4) make no claim or indication of the relative efficacy and/or suitability of your pills or the subset as compared with other subsets, batches, lots, brands, formulations, or treatments. VALISURE LLC DOES NOT MAKE, AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS, ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH REGARD TO THESE RESULTS AS THEY RELATE TO THE PILLS PROVIDED TO YOU, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, WARRANTY OF PERFORMANCE, OR WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

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Lot Number

Large batches of medication are made and packaged for sale with unique lot numbers. At Valisure, medication samples from every lot are tested to help ensure safety, quality and consistency for our customers.

Dosage

Valisure determines the dose of active ingredient in samples from batches of medication using comparison to pure reference standards.

Learn How it Works

Spectral Match

To ensure that medications contain the proper active ingredient, Valisure uses spectroscopic techniques to match medication samples to pure reference standards.

Major Inactive Ingredients

A library of pure inactive ingredients, including those shown here, allows Valisure to identify and report major inactive ingredients in medication samples.

Impurity and Carcinogen Detection

Discovery of dangerous impurities can prompt medication recalls. Valisure conducts precision testing to help ensure the medications we offer do not have such impurities above acceptable limits.

N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA)

NDMA is a probable human carcinogen and responsible for some of the recent heart medication recalls.

N-Nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA)

NDMA is a probable human carcinogen and responsible for some of the recent heart medication recalls.

N,N-Dimethylformamide (DMF)

DMF is a class 2 industrial solvent and a probable human carcinogen used in the chemical synthesis of some drugs.

Disintegration

Whether produced for immediate, delayed or extended-released, do your medications release at the right time? Valisure determines when medication samples break down in simulated gastrointestinal conditions.

Drug Release

Valisure uses fluids that mimic gastrointestinal conditions to determine how well medication samples release active ingredients over time.

Approved By

Valisure's rigorous quality management system and processes for chemical analysis are accredited under International Organization for Standardization (ISO) regulation 17025 standards which requires all tests to be approved by a quality manager.

Contact us