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The month of September is Urology Awareness Month in 2017.

Focus On - Urology

This month our Randox QC Product Spotlight focuses on urology and our extensive range of urine chemistry controls and EQA programmes.

During the month of September, there is a particular focus placed on helping to raise awareness for Urology and the effects that urological diseases can have on a person’s life.

It is estimated that 1 in 2 people will be affected by a urological condition at some point in their lifetime. Conditions and diseases related to kidneys, bladder and prostate, among others, are commonplace and can be devastating for millions of men, women and children across the globe.

Urological conditions can be common, such as a urinary tract infections, or they can be much more serious, for example, prostate or testicular cancer.

Throughout September the aim is to make people more aware of these urological conditions and reduce the stigma attached by encouraging people to be more open when talking about their conditions.

So where do Randox Quality Control fit into this?

It is accepted that over 70% of medical decisions are based on laboratory test results with Quality Control playing an often behind the scenes but vital role in ensuring both accuracy and reliability.

Our range of Urine Chemistry and Urinalysis quality controls are designed primarily to ensure accurate test system performance however offer the laboratory additional benefits that will help them to meet regulatory requirements whilst also reducing costs and time.  Manufactured from 100% human urine each control will react to the test system in the same manner as a patient sample reducing inconvenient shifts in QC results when reagent batch is changed.  As true third party controls you can be sure of unbiased performance assessment with any instrument or method.

Introducing Acusera Urine Controls

With a choice of liquid or lyophilised and assayed or unassayed controls there is a cost effective option to suit any laboratory. Read on to find out more information on the range – each week of Urology month we will add additional products so make sure you come back every week to find out more!

Week One (1) - Acusera Assayed Urine Control

The Randox Acusera Assayed Urine Quality Control is designed for use in the routine monitoring of urine chemistry tests. Assayed, method specific target values and ranges are provided for 24 analytes including kidney function parameters, catecholamines and urinary proteins.

 

Features & Benefits

  • Lyophilised for enhanced stability
  • 100% human urine
  • Assayed target values provided for 24 parameters
  • Stable to expiry date at 2 – 8℃
  • Reconstituted stability of 5 days at 2 – 8℃ or 14 days at -20℃

Week Two (2) - Acusera Liquid Urine Control

The Randox Acusera Liquid Urine quality control is designed to be both convenient and easy to use. The liquid ready-to-use format eliminates issues with pipetting and allows convenient storage at 2 – 8℃. Assayed instrument and method specific target values and ranges are provided for 18 commonly tested urine chemistry parameters.

Features & Benefits

  • Liquid ready-to-use
  • 100% Human Urine
  • Assayed target values provided for 18 parameters
  • Stable to expiry date at 2oC – 8oC
  • Open vial stability of 30 days at 2oC – 8oC

Week Three (3) - Acusera Unassayed Urine Control

The Randox Acusera Unassayed Urine Quality Control is designed for use in the routine monitoring of 12 common urine chemistry parameters.

Features & Benefits

  • Lyophilised for enhanced stability
  • 100% human urine
  • Approximate target values available
  • Stable to expiry date at 2 – 8℃
  • Reconstituted stability of 5 days at 2 – 8℃or 14 days at -20℃

Week Four (4) - Acusera Liquid Urinalysis Control

The Randox Acusera Urinalysis quality control is specifically designed for use with both manual and automated method of urine test strip analysis. The control is available in convenient 12ml vials with assayed ranges provided for 13 parameters covering the chemical examination of urine strips.

Features & Benefits

  • Liquid ready-to-use
  • 100% human urine
  • Assayed ranges provided for 13 parameters
  • Suitable for use in POC testing
  • Stable to expiry date at 2 – 8℃
  • Open vial stability of 30 days at 2oC – 25oC (20 immersions for UC5033/5034)

Introducing RIQAS Urine Programmes

It is important to note that Randox QC don’t just supply top quality Urine Controls, we also have a number of RIQAS EQA programmes that go hand-in-hand perfectly. RIQAS is the largest, international EQA scheme in the world with over 45,000 laboratory participants spanning 133 countries, as such peer groups are maximised ensuring data for a wide range of instruments.

Week One (1) - RIQAS Human Urine Programme

The RIQAS Human Urine EQA programme is designed to monitor the performance of 25 routine chemistry assays in urine.

  • Accredited to ISO/IEC 17043
  • Lyophilised for enhanced stability
  • 100% human urine
  • Bi-weekly reporting
  • 24 x 10ml samples provided
  • Submit results and view reports online via RIQAS.Net
  • Register up to five instruments at no extra cost

Week Two (2) - RIQAS Urinalysis Programme

The RIQAS Urinalysis EQA programme is designed to monitor the performance of urine dipstick test using both manual and automated methods. All samples are supplied in a liquid ready-to-use format ideal for both clinical and point-of-care testing (POCT).

  • Liquid ready-to-use
  • 100% human urine
  • Bi-monthly reporting
  • Submit results and view reports online via RIQAS.Net
  • Suitable for POCT

The RIQAS Urine Toxicology EQA programme is designed to monitor the performance of 20 drugs of abuse tests in urine. Suitable for both qualitative and semi-quantitative methods of analysis.

  • Liquid ready-to-use
  • 100% human urine
  • Monthly reporting
  • Submit results and view reports online via RIQAS.Net
  • Suitable for use with both quantitative and screening methods
  • Report results for drug group or individual metabolite

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