Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation

Directorate General Of Health Services
Ministry of Health &Family Welfare, Government of India


Central Drug Testing Laboratory
test and approve

CDTL carries out the required tests and
analysis for the confirmation of active pharmaceutical ingredients,
pharmaceutical excipient, pharmaceutical products, Cosmetics, Drug,
Medical Devices and Vaccine to meet quality specifications.

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Manage sampling points, receive samples, allocate storage location & manage custody

Specification Management

Manage samples, Tests, Specifications,MDL,Formula

Sample Registration

Pre-register, register, allot, tests, barcode samples


Results published are subject to release with 2 levels of review and approval


Configurable approval workflows for different sample types


Built-in audit trail, access to instrument data, inventory usage, comments, re-tests

Who We Are

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Statutory Functions:

  • Analytical quality control of majority of the imported Drug available in Indian market.

  • Analytical quality control of drug and cosmetics manufactured within the country on behalf of the Central and State Drug Controller Administrations.

  • Acting as an Appellate authority in matters of disputes relating to quality of Drug.


Central Drug testing laboratories (CDTL) works under the Director/Government Analyst of the Drugs Testing Laboratory to carry out the required tests and analysis for the confirmation of active pharmaceutical ingredients, pharmaceutical excipients, pharmaceutical products, Cosmetics and Medical Devices to meet quality specifications stipulated in Drugs and Cosmetics Act and Rules there under.
It requires a great effort along with the routine testing to ensure quality, safety and efficacy of Drugs, Cosmetics, Medical Devices etc.

Our Labs

  • kolkataKOLKATA
  • kasauliKASAULI
  • mumbaiMUMBAI
  • chennaiCHENNAI
  • chandigarhCHANDIGARH
  • guwahatGUWAHATI

Welcome to CDL Kolkata

The Central Drugs Laboratory, Kolkata is the national statutory laboratory of the Government of India for quality control of Drug and Cosmetics and is established under the Indian Drug & Cosmetics Act, 1940.

It is the oldest quality control laboratory of the Drug Control Authorities in India.

It functions under the administrative control of the Director-General of Health Services in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Welcome to CDTL Kasauli

Central drug laboratory at CRI Kasauli is a Central laboratory engaged in the testing of vaccines.

It is a notified laboratory under the Drugs and cosmetics Act, 1940 to function as Central drugs laboratory for testing of the drugs or classes of drugs:Sera.

Solution of serum proteins intended for injection,Vaccines,Toxins,Antigens,Anti-toxins,Sterilized surgical ligature and sterilized surgical suture,Bacteriophages, including Oral Polio vaccine.

Welcome to CDTL Mumbai

CDTL-Mumbai Perform quality testing as per ISO/IEC17025:2005 and NABL guidelines to attain the highest proficiency and unbiased testing of Drugs & Cosmetics & Medical Devices in transparent,well documented and controlled environmental condition to attain proper justified quality results.

CDTL-Mumbai have been engaged in analysis and also in significantly strengthening our capabilities and being 24x7 GLP compliant.

Welcome to CDTL Chennai

Central Drug Testing Laboratory, Chennai is one of the Seven National Laboratories in India engaged in the research and analysis of Drug and Cosmetics as per Drug and Cosmetics Act, 1940.

Welcome to CDTL Chandigarh

The Laboratory has been established for quality control of Drugs and Cosmetic under the Indian Drugs & Cosmetics Act 1940.

Presently the laboratory is testing the legal (Form-18) and survey samples at an average of 150 per month. The laboratory is in the process of up-gradation in infrastructure and manpower in order to increase the testing capacity.

Welcome to CDTL Guwahati

The Central Drugs Testing Laboratory Guwahati is the one of the five National Laboratory of the Govt of India for quality control of Drugs and Cosmetic.

This lab is established under the Indian Drugs & Cosmetics Act 1940 functioning under administrative control of the Drugs Controller General of India and sub ordinate office under Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

CDTL-Guwahati have been engaged Analytical quality control of drugs and cosmetic manufactured within the country.

Welcome to CDTL Hyderabad

Central Drug Testing Laboratory, Hyderabad is one of the Newly established Laboratories

in the state of Telangana, India engaged in testing ,

research and analysis of Drug and Cosmetics as per Drug and Cosmetics Act, 1940.

Number of Sample Tested






Medical Device



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