SurfaceShield Wipe Sampling and Cleaning Verification Kit

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SurfaceShield is a wipe sampling kit for the detection of drugs on surfaces at manufacturing facilities, pharmacies, hospitals, and other healthcare institutions.   

Sampling with SurfaceShield is a fast, easy, and convenient method for verifying the efficacy of your cleaning program,  which may include decontamination of hazardous drugs on surfaces.   

Samples are analyzed at Eagle, an A2LA ISO 17025 accredited laboratory, utilizing highly specific and validated methods for both hazardous and non-hazardous drugs.  You can count on Eagle to provide results that are quick, reliable, and accurate. 


SurfaceShield Wipe Sampling Kit contents (tube, swab, water, instruction insert, ice pack, template, gloves, & insulated mailer) displayed laying neatly next to each.


Our environmental surface wipe sampling kits provide you with all the items you need in order to check a surface for residue of chemicals including several USP <800> NIOSH APIs. Mitigate business risk by allowing Eagle to verify that sampled areas were appropriately cleaned.



Everything You Need


SurfaceShield Wipe Sampling Base Kit Includes¹

2 – Sample sets (tube, *Texwipe ® swab, single-use vial of sterile water, gloves in reclosable plastic bag)

2 – 10 x 10 cm (100 cm²) templates

3 oz single-use cold pack

Sampling Instructions insert

Blank labels

Insulated mailer

¹The base kit can be customized according to the number of sample sets required.

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Real-Time Tracking

Get real-time updates on your sample’s progress, view sample results, search through your sample submissions, and more with the free client portal and sample management EagleTrax app on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

Step-By-Step Video Instructions

The included printed instruction card contains a QR code that provides step-by-step video instructions. Simply scan the QR code with a mobile device to view this helpful video tutorial.

Who Should Test?

All organizations that handle hazardous drugs including pharmacies, hospitals, manufacturers, patient treatment clinics, and other healthcare institutions should test for surface contamination.  Additionally, all FDA-regulated manufacturers governed by Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP) must verify and validate the efficacy of their cleaning programs to minimize the risk of cross-contamination. 


Why Should You Test?

USP <800> was developed to promote patient and employee safety from exposure to hazardous drugs in the healthcare setting across multiple activities including but not limited to, receipt, dispensing, compounding/manufacturing, administration, and disposal.

Title 21 Part 211 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) requires that manufacturers validate their cleaning procedures to ensure that product residues are adequately removed from surfaces to prevent cross-contamination between production campaigns.


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Identifying areas with high levels of surface contamination can provide valuable information to mitigate employee and patient risk, improve facility engineering controls, and implement revisions to your current work practices.

What and Where To Test?

All surfaces that are at risk for surface contamination shall be tested.  A risk assessment shall be performed to determine the areas and drugs to be tested.

Typical sampling areas with respect to the activities performed include:



Sampling SIte


Hazardous drug containers

Receiving and storage area floors, shelves, or walls



Counting equipment/tray

Pharmacy floor

Computer keyboard/mouse

Hazardous drug vials or containers


Interior of the BSC/LAFW/powder containment hood

Areas adjacent to the BSC/LAFW/powder containment hood (floors, walls, etc.)

Areas adjacent to the HD room

Pass-through chamber

Staging area

Weighing area

Mixing area (work surface, floors, walls)


High-touch areas (doorknob, door handle, pen, keyboard/mouse)


Preparation area

Bedside equipment

Transport Carts


Waste containers

Floors and walls

When Should You Test?

Wipe sampling shall be performed initially to establish a baseline of surface contamination, then no less than every six months to verify containment.

Additionally, wipe sampling for the purpose of validating a cleaning procedure shall be performed in triplicate after cleaning has been performed for each drug or each class of drugs, and for drugs of which exposure or cross-contamination is detrimental to employee and patient health. SurfaceShield should be utilized as a tool for the recovery, detection, and/or quantitation of drugs on work and equipment surfaces. For more information regarding cleaning validation and the additional requirements to comply with the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), schedule an initial consultation with one of our Eagle Consultants.


Available Drug Testing


  API not mentioned?  Contact Client Care.

  Apomorphine   Methimazole
  Ascorbic Acid   Methotrexate
  Azathioprine   Methyltestosterone
  Carboplatin   Oxytocin
  Cisplatin   Progesterone
  Chloramphenicol   Spironolactone
  Colchicine   Tadalafil
  Estradiol   Tamoxifen Citrate
  Estriol   Testosterone
  Estrone   Testosterone Cypionate
  Ethinyl Estradiol   Testosterone Propionate
  Finasteride   Tretinoin
  Fluconazole   Zonisamide
  Hydroxyprogesterone   More To Come
  • Our SurfaceShield Surface Wipe Sampling and Cleaning Verification Kits provide you with all the items you need to check a surface for residue of chemicals including several USP <800> NIOSH APIs. Mitigate business risk by allowing Eagle to verify that the area sampled was cleaned appropriately.
  • Eagle is a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registered A2LA ISO 17025 accredited laboratory founded in 2003 that provides analytical and microbiological testing, consultation services, and other technical services for pharmacies and other highly regulated industries including hospitals and pharmaceutical manufacturers to support their compliance needs.
  • If you have an active not mentioned please contact Eagle Client Care to see how we can help.
  • *Texwipe ® is a registered trademark of the Texwipe Company, LCC [Illinois Toll Works, Inc. (ITW)].
  • Questions?  Contact Client Care at 800-745-8916 or info@eagleanalytical.com for further details.


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