As part of our larger Quality Assurance Program, we quarantine all sterile compounds and send them to an independent third party laboratory for testing. The pharmacy, the physician, and the patient can all have pace of mind that what they are receiving is exactly what is stated and that it is free of contaminants. This ultimately provides the patient (the end user) that the products that they are using are pristine. This level of Quality Assurance is unheard of in the compounding world, and to a greater extent the world of manufacturing.
When products are manufactured, there are random checks for QA. In our model, every compound is made to specifications and every compound is checked. This is an extremely costly labor intensive process. We are not required to do so. We do it because everything we do is the highest level of quality!