OECD 215: Fish, Juvenile Growth Test
OECD 215 assess the effects of prolonged exposure to chemicals on the growth of juvenile fish.
Fish play a major role in aquatic ecosystems; it is important to evaluate the impact that different material types like plant protection products, industrial chemicals, biocides, and pharmaceutical products have on aquatic ecosystems and biota.
OECD 215 exposes Juvenile fish in exponential growth phase, after being weighed, to a range of sublethal concentrations of the test substance dissolved in water. Standard testing for the OECD 215 test method is preferably performed under flow- through conditions. The test duration for OECD 215 is 28 days and fish are fed daily. Test solutions of the chosen concentrations are prepared by dilution of a stock solution.
- Danio rerio (zebrafish)
Many toxicology tests are used to meet regulatory requirements for different product applications; for any testing performed to meet regulatory or third party labeling requirements, it is strongly recommended to review requirements prior to testing with the appropriate agency to determine which tests should be performed for label claims or regulatory acceptance.
Depending on the selected species for testing, lead time for OECD 215 can vary. Please inform the lab of any time restrictions prior to project initiation.
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