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Liquid ready to use controls ideal for Point-of-Care (POC) testing
In a point-of-care setting, tests are often carried out by nurses at, or near the patient's bedside. It is therefore extremely important for control material to be convenient, quick and easy to use. The Randox range of liquid ready to use controls offer a range of benefits making them user friendly and suitable for use by non laboratory personnel. Very little training is necessary as controls are liquid stable and ready to use. By eliminating the need for dilution or reconstitution the risk of human error is minimised. Liquid stable controls also eliminate the need to thaw controls before use; freeing up precious staff time while colour coded caps allow different levels to be identified quickly and easily; reducing the risk of costly errors.
Control products include:
- Blood Gas - Multi-analyte control with assayed values provided for 10 analytes, method specific target values and ranges are also quoted for the most common instruments.
- Liquid Cardiac - Assayed values are provided for 10 analytes including Troponin I + T, D-dimer and NT-proBNP. An open vial stability of up to 30 days at 2-8oC minimises waste.
- Drugs of Abuse - Assayed values are provided for 13 different drugs of abuse. An open vial stability of 30 days at 2-8oC minimises waste.
- Urinalysis - Multi-analyte control containing assayed values for 13 analytes. Designed for use with a wide range of test strip manufacturers with an open vial stability of 30 days at 2-8oC.
Until recently, quality control was thought to be unnecessary in the point-of-care field. However due to the large increase in the number of point-of-care tests available quality control has become crucial not only in preventing misdiagnosis but in reducing turnaround time and saving money.
For further information please visit www.randox.com