Randox Launches Acusera Troponin T Assay Quality Control

 

October 18, 2011

Randox Laboratories announced the launch of a high sensitivity troponin T control. The new control allows clinical laboratories to more accurately monitor and assess the performance of their high sensitivity troponin T (hsTnT) assay.

Previously, suitable control materials for hsTnT with target values sufficiently close to the 99th percentile of the reference range (14ng/L) were unavailable. The recent launch of the Randox Acusera High Sensitivity Troponin T Control now allows laboratories to more accurately monitor and assess the performance of their hsTnT assay.

The ultra low troponin T levels found in the Randox control are significantly lower than those found in other manufacturers’ quality control (QC) material. Target values are generally around 16.5ng/l (range 12.4 – 20.6ng/l) and are closest to the 14ng/ml cut off.

The Acusera control has a shelf life of up to four years, meaning the same lot of control material can be used for longer; this reduces the problems associated with lot crossovers. A reconstituted stability of five days at +2 - +8 degrees Celsius or four weeks at -20 degrees Celsius minimizes unnecessary waste and provides significant cost savings.

For more information: www.randox.com