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Table 2 The laboratory results of chloroquine syrup tested at the three reference laboratories

From: The quality of antimalarials available in Yemen

CHLOROQUINE SYRUP (Limit: 90–110%)
Code CENQAM DQCL-Sana'a DQCL-Aden
  Assay (%) % RSD Assay (%) % RSD Assay (%) % RSD
CQS/RMS 104.1 3.20 96.20 0.60 102.0 0.36
CQS/SMS 105.7 1.10 100.5 1.01 100.5 3.71
CQS/LGH 109.0 3.20 99.4 1.94 101.2 1.77
CQS/MRH-1 91.1 3.50 101.2 2.65 102.7 3.80
CQS/HRH 100.0 0.85 95.3 0.65 107.7 0.71
CQS/TRH-EXP 116.2 3.00 98.5 1.22 99.4 0.75
CQS/HU-1 108.3 4.90 102.2 0.78 102.7 4.11
CQS/HU-7 107.8 4.60 98.5 0.3 97.6 6.33
CQS/HU-8 107.4 4.30 102.6 2.01 100.8 1.30
CQS/HU-9 109.9 1.20 98.1 0.83 95.9 9.15
CQS/PP-1 92.6 2.70 97.2 3.82 94.8 4.56
CQS/PP-2 90.7 2.50 102.6 2.10 96.4 2.10
CQS/PP-3 107.0 4.90 97.5 3.10 100.7 2.8
CQS/PP-4 98.0 4.30 101.3 2.10 99.7 1.45
CQS/PP-5 100.3 4.60 101.6 1.14 102.4 1.36
  1. CENQAM = Centre for Quality Assurance of Medicine, South Africa
  2. RSD = Relative standard deviation
  3. DQCL = Drug Quality Control Laboratory
  4. RMS = Regional Medical Store, Aden; GMS = Central Medical Stores, Lahej Governorate; DMS = District Medical Stores; GH = Governorate General Hospital; RH/HC = Rural Hospital/Health Centre; HU = Health Unit; PP = Private Pharmacy/Drug Store; exp = Expired; CQS = Chloroquine syrup.