Bio-Rad Laboratories’ Exact Diagnostics HBV, HCV and HIV-1 Run Controls, which monitor the performance of molecular virology assays, are now available to laboratories in Europe.
The HBV, HCV and HIV-1 Run Controls are external quality controls intended to monitor the performance of molecular assays. These products are calibrated against the 3rd WHO International Standard for HBV (10/264), the 4th WHO International Standard for HCV (06/102), and the 3rd WHO International Standard for HIV-1 (10/152).
This line of virology controls is intended to test the entire process of a variety of assays including extraction, amplification and detection. These products consist of whole viruses in a high quality true EDTA plasma matrix to simulate clinical patient specimens; have a 36-month shelf life (when stored at -20°C); can be frozen and thawed multiple times; and has a 5-day stability when stored at 2-8°C.
Bio-Rad is a provider in developing, manufacturing, and marketing a broad range of products for the life science research and clinical diagnostic markets. The company’s products aim to advance the discovery process and improve healthcare. Its customers include university and research institutions, hospitals, public health, and commercial laboratories, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, as well as applied laboratories that include food safety and environmental quality.
Featured image: Bio-Rad Laboratories’ Exact Diagnostics HBV, HCV and HIV-1 Run Controls, which monitor the performance of molecular virology assays, are now available to laboratories in Europe. Photo: Bio-Rad