Bio-Rad Laboratories has released two new cardiac marker controls: Liquichek™ Cardiac Markers Plus Control and Liquichek Cardiac Markers Plus Control LT. The controls help monitor a wide range of cardiac-assessment testing. Both have the same extensive analyte menu, including NT-proBNP, hs-CRP, troponin I, troponin T, CK-MB, myoglobin, homocysteine, total CK, and digitoxin. Additionally, both have a 3-year shelf life and a 20-day open-vial stability for all analytes. The Cardiac Markers Plus Control has a lower troponin target and an available fourth lower level. Cardiac Markers Plus Control LT, level low, help monitor the lower cardiac marker values associated with risk-stratification testing. The controls are made from human serum and are designed for multiple methods and instruments. Third-party-manufacturer controls are not optimized for just one method or instrument, and provide an unbiased assessment of any testing system. They can help detect changes in assay performance, improving the quality of results.

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