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Metabolic Health

Metabolic health is a term used to describe a collection of  required chemical reactions that take place in all living organisms. A metabolic disorder develops when an abnormal chemical reaction occurs which alters the normal metabolic process.

 

Did you know?

 Approximately 20-25% of the world’s adult population have metabolic syndrome?

 

A common misconception surrounding metabolic health is that it refers solely to your weight, and if you are overweight you are considered to be unhealthy. But in actual fact this may not be entirely true. Good metabolism means that your body is in good overall health, which doesn’t account for just your weight! Common metabolic disorders include genetic metabolic disorders, diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Understanding and testing to see how well your metabolism is functioning is key to ensuring long lasting health.

Genetics

There are a number of genetic metabolic disorders caused by mutations of single genes. Examples of common disorders include Gaucher’s disease, hemochromatosis and cystic fibrosis. Gaucher’s disease is a genetic disorder that affects the body’s ability to break down fat that can accumulate in the liver/spleen and bone marrow. Hemochromatosis is a condition that is caused by the over-absorption and build-up of iron while cystic fibrosis is a metabolic disorder that appears as a result of a build-up of mucus in lungs/liver and intestines. Each of these metabolic disorders affect certain organs from functioning properly and therefore your overall healthiness.

Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is one of the most common types of  metabolic disorders in the world that is expected to affect 592 million people by 2035. It is characterised by high blood sugar, insulin resistance or a lack of insulin being produced by the pancreas. Insulin resistance occurs when the body isn’t able to use insulin the right way which increases blood glucose levels. Insulin is needed for cells to take in glucose (sugar) from the bloodstream and convert it into energy. Over time this lack of insulin can damage the organs in your body.

Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome (also known as syndrome X, Reaven’s syndrome, and CHAOS) is not a disease but a collection of risk factors that affect your health; these include high blood pressure, high blood sugar/cholesterol and abdominal fat. Left untreated, these risk factors, together, can lead to long term serious problems including an increased risk of heart disease, stroke and developing type 2 diabetes.

Can you improve your metabolic health?

Yes! The good news is that if you discover that your metabolic health is not up to scratch you can improve it through a combination of diet, exercise and lifestyle adjustments such as:

  • 30 minutes of moderate to intense exercise 5-7 times a week
  • Low-dose aspirin to reduce your risk of stroke or heart attack
  • Quit smoking
  • Medication for blood pressure/cholesterol/ blood sugar
  • Limit alcohol intake
  • Eat a healthy balanced diet

Related Products 

Randox has developed the RX series of clinical chemistry analysers for superior semi-automated and fully automated testing. The RX series extensive dedicated test menu goes beyond routine testing and has many unique and high-performance tests available. Our range of tests covers several parameters to assess your overall metabolic health.

Metabolic Health Profile

Albumin Chloride Potassium
Alkaline Phosphatase  C0Total Sodium
ALT Creatinine Total Bilirubin
AST (GOT) Glucose Total Protein
Direct Bilirubin Lactate Urea
Calcium

The RX series clinical chemistry analysers provide laboratories with a robust and smart solution ensuring you maintain a consistent workflow and can provide accurate results first time, every time. Offering excellent customer support services, our trained engineers are on hand to work with you in preserving the continuity of your operations while maximising the potential of your RX series instrument.Our world-famous test menu of high quality reagents ensures excellence in patient care, guaranteeing unrivalled precision and accuracy reducing costly test re-runs or misdiagnosis and offering complete confidence in results.

For more information visit: https://www.randox.com/clinical-chemistry-analysers/

Metabolic syndrome comprises of risk factors such as high blood pressure, high blood sugar/cholesterol and abdominal fat, which together, can lead to serious long term problems including an increased risk of heart disease, stroke and developing type 2 diabetes. Randox have developed an extensive range of reagents to accurately diagnose and monitor metabolic health, with the aim that patients can take the appropriate measurements to improve their health.

All reagents are available for use on a wide range of third party biochemistry analysers. Contact us to request an application for your specific analyser.

Adiponectin

Adiponectin is a clinical diagnostic biomarker for metabolic risk assessment. Adiponectin is solely excreted by adipocytes and is a protein hormone with anti-inflammatory and insulin-sensitising properties. It plays an important role in a number of metabolic processes such as glucose regulation and fatty acid oxidation. Levels of adiponectin have been linked with several pathologies including metabolic syndrome, cancer and cardiovascular disease, as levels are inversely correlated with Abdominal Visceral Fat (AVF). Randox is one of the only manufacturers of adiponectin in an automated biochemistry format, removing the inconvenience and time consumption associated with traditional ELISA-based testing.

For more information visit: https://www.randox.com/adiponectin/

Small-dense LDL (sLDL) Cholesterol

Small-dense LDL cholesterol is a vital cardiac risk marker, usually tested in patients with prediabetes or metabolic syndrome. Randox sLDL utilises the “Denka Seiken” method which produces results in less than ten minutes. Research has shown individuals with a predominance of sLDL have a 3-fold increased risk of myocardial infarction (MI), even for those who HDL, LDL, Total Cholesterol and Triglyceride levels are considered ‘normal’. Elevated levels of sLDL are associated with a sedentary lifestyle, a diet high in saturated fat, insulin resistance, pre-diabetes and genetic disposition. Measurement of sLDL allows the clinician to get a more comprehensive picture of lipid risk factors and tailor treatment accordingly. Reducing LDL levels reduce the risk of both CVD and MI.

For more information visit: www.randox.com/sldl-cholesterol/

TxBCardio™

Randox TxBCardio™ is used to assess the level of aspirin resistance in patients at risk of cardiovascular disease. Aspirin resistance is a serious clinical problem and is estimated to affect 25-20% of patients on a low dosage. It is important to assess aspirin resistance as this may be anticipated in patients with metabolic syndrome. The identification of these patients can be significantly improved through the use of Randox TxBCardio™ as the results generated can be used to enable timely intervention by clinicians and they can focus on anti-platelet therapy.

For more information visit: https://www.randox.com/txbcardio/

 

Other metabolic health tests:

  • Albumin
  • Alkaline Phosphatase
  • ALT
  • AST (GOT)
  • Direct Bilirubin
  • Calcium
  • Chloride
  • CO2 Total
  • Creatinine
  • Glucose
  • Lactate
  • Potassium
  • Sodium
  • Total Bilirubin
  • Total Protein
  • Urea

      When diagnosing and monitoring metabolic-related complications such as Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), it is vital that laboratories have a robust Quality Control (QC) system in place to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the results produced. As a world leading manufacturer of QC solutions including Third Party Controls and External Quality Assessment (EQA), our extensive product portfolio is designed to help reduce costs and time without compromising on quality.

      Diabetes

      Liquid HbA1c Control

      • Liquid ready-to-use format ideal for use in the lab or at the POC
      • Whole blood sample matrix commutable with that of the patient sample
      • Assayed control with values available for HPLC
      • Convenient bi-level pack accurately covering the patient reportable range
      • Open vial stability of 30 days ultimately helping to reduce waste and costs
      • For more information visit: https://www.randox.com/liquid-hba1c-quality-control/

      Glycated Hemoglobin EQA Programme

      • Monthly analysis ensuring early identification of test system errors
      • Maximised peer groups for comparative performance assessment
      • Reports available within 72 hours allowing corrective action to be taken immediately
      • User-friendly reports delivering at-a-glance performance assessment
      • For more information visit: https://www.randox.com/hba1c-eqa/

      CVD risk

      Lipid Control

      • Covers the complete lipid profile
      • True third party control ensuring unbiased performance assessment with any instrument or method
      • Manufactured from 100% human serum ensuring a matrix commutable with the patient sample
      • Free from Sodium Azide which can interfere with direct clearance methods of HDL and LDL Cholesterol
      • Three clinically significant levels available covering low, borderline and high risk levels of HDL and LDL Cholesterol
      • For more information visit: https://www.randox.com/lipid-quality-control/

      Lipid EQA Programme

      • Covers the complete lipid profile with a choice of reporting just three parameters at a reduced cost
      • Monthly analysis ensuring early identification of test system errors
      • Maximised peer groups for comparative performance assessment
      • Reports available within 72 hours allowing corrective action to be taken immediately
      • User-friendly reports delivering at-a-glance performance assessment
      • For more information visit: https://www.randox.com/lipids-eqa/

      Our Randox Health clinics offer comprehensive health testing as part of our Signature, Everyman and Everywoman packages to  give you a comprehensive picture of your overall metabolic health. Our clinics utilise the same cutting-edge tests and quality control that we have available to clinical laboratories globally, as well as our patented Biochip Array Technology (BAT).

      For more information visit: https://www.randoxhealth.com/

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      Renal Function and Health

      Renal Health

      Your kidneys are vital for survival, they filter waste substances out of your blood and balance the levels of salts and water in our bodies. Your kidneys filter around 180 litres of blood every day, control the production of red blood cells and release hormones that regulate blood pressure – it’s little wonder, then, the importance placed on looking after such a vital organ.

      Did you know?

      Around 1 in 8 people in the UK will develop Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

      Kidney Disease can affect people of all ages and races, 10% of the population worldwide is affected by Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD.) Since Kidney Disease can sneak up without symptoms it has been labelled a silent killer, a person can lose up to 90% of their kidney function before experiencing any signs or symptoms.

      As kidney disease gets worse, wastes can build up in your blood and make you feel sick. You may develop additional problems such as high blood pressure, anemia, weak bones, poor nutritional health and nerve damage. Kidney disease also increases your risk of developing heart or blood vessel disease. These problems often develop slowly and will often lead to kidney failure.

      The two main causes of CKD are diabetes and high blood pressure, which are responsible for up to two-thirds of cases, other causes include inherited kidney diseases and malformations at birth.

       

      How is Chronic Kidney Disease detected?

      Early detection and treatment is crucial to keep kidney disease from developing into kidney failure, some simple tests can be carried out to detect early kidney disease. These are;

      1. A urine test to check if there is any protein present
      2. A blood test to measure levels of creatinine

      The best treatment is early detection when CKD can be slowed or stopped, however once kidneys fail, treatment with dialysis or a kidney transplant is needed. 8 of 10 people on the transplant list are waiting for a kidney, the average wait for a new kidney is 3 years, and every day one kidney patient will die waiting for a transplant.

       

      Reduce your risk of developing CKD

      Your kidneys are vital to your overall health, so it’s important to look after them. There are 5 simple steps that can help you keep them in good shape;

      1. Stay hydrated
      2. Maintain a balanced diet and keep your weight in check
      3. Monitor your blood pressure
      4. Quit Smoking
      5. Limit your alcohol intake

      Related Products 

      Randox has developed the RX series of clinical chemistry analysers for superior semi-automated and fully automated testing. The RX series extensive dedicated test menu goes beyond routine testing and has many unique and high-performance tests available. Our range of tests covers several parameters to assess renal health.

      Renal Function

      Albumin Creatinine Enzymatic IgG Phosphorus (Inorganic)
      Ammonia Creatinine (Jaffe) LDH Urinary Protein
      Beta-2 Microglobulin Cystatin C Magnesium Urea
      Calcium Glucose Potassium Uric Acid
      Chloride HbA1c/Hb Sodium

      Our world-famous test menu of high quality reagents ensures excellence in patient care, guaranteeing unrivalled precision and accuracy reducing costly test re-runs or misdiagnosis and offering complete confidence in results.

      The RX series clinical chemistry analysers provide laboratories with a robust and smart solution ensuring you maintain a consistent workflow and can provide accurate results first time, every time. Offering excellent customer support services, our trained engineers are on hand to work with you in preserving the continuity of your operations while maximising the potential of your RX series instrument.

      For more information visit: https://www.randox.com/clinical-chemistry-analysers/

       

       

      Kidney disorders can develop and advance overtime without any signs and the symptoms are not recognised as being associated with renal impairment. Kidney health and regular renal screening is important to enable renal impairment to be detected in its earliest stages to prevent renal failure.  Randox offers a comprehensive range of high performance reagents for the detection and characterisation of renal function problems.

      All reagents are available for use on a wide range of third party biochemistry analysers. Contact us to request an application for your specific analyser.

      Cystatin C

      Cystatin C is a useful marker where creatinine measurements are unsuitable e.g. patients who are obese, malnourished, have liver cirrhosis or reduced muscle mass.  Cystatin C also does not have a ‘blind area’ unlike creatinine – up to 50% of renal function can be lost before sufficient creatinine levels are detectable.  Cystatin C is extremely sensitive to small changes in Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) and so is capable of detecting early stages of renal impairment.

      For more information on Cystatin C, visit: www.randox.com/cystatin-c

      Enzymatic Creatinine

      Creatinine clearance in the kidneys gives a measurement of the GFR which is the standard marker for renal function.  The enzymatic method offers superior specificity when compared to the traditional Jaffe method.  Other benefits of the enzymatic method over the Jaffe method includes: limited interferences from bilirubin, haemoglobin, Intralipid® and Triglycerides making the assay more suitable for neonatal samples, eliminates the need for urea determination, highly specific and does not overestimate serum creatinine.

      For more information on Enzymatic Creatinine, visit: www.randox.com/creatinine

      Microalbumin

      The detection of albumin in urine can be an indicator of kidney injury, as damage to the glomerular basement membrane results in albumin seeping out of the kidneys into urine. Sustained elevations of urinary albumin concentrations are called Microalbuminuria. The Randox Microalbumin test is an excellent marker of kidney disease and can identify individuals with diabetic nephropathy approximately 5-10 years earlier than proteinuria tests reducing the incidence of end stage renal disease.   The American Diabetes Association and Diabetes UK recommend that all diabetics are screened for microalbuminuria on a yearly basis.

      For more information on Microalbumin, visit: www.randox.com/microalbumin

      Renal Testing Panel

      • Cystatin C
      • Creatinine Enzymatic
      • Creatinine Jaffe
      • Microalbumin
      • Total Urinary Protein
      • Urea
      • Sodium
      • Potassium
      • Albumin
      • Ammonia
      • β₂ Microglobulin
      • Calcium
      • Chloride
      • Glucose
      • HbA1c
      • IgG
      • LDH
      • Magnesium
      • Phosphorus (Inorganic)
      • Uric Acid

      When diagnosing and monitoring Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), it is vital that laboratories have a robust Quality Control (QC) system in place to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the results produced. The Acusera Chemistry and Urine Controls have been designed to cover a wide range of kidney function tests at clinical decision levels eliminating the need for additional low level controls at extra expense.

      Our range of Chemistry Controls contain up to 100 analytes and cover a wide range of kidney function tests. Available in a choice of liquid or lyophilised formats, options are available to suit all laboratory sizes and budgets.

      Our portfolio of Urine Controls cover the full range of clinical testing, manufactured from 100% human serum a matrix similar to that of the patient is guaranteed. They are available in both liquid ready-to-use and lyophilised formats, making them ideal for use at the point-of-care and in the laboratory.

      Common kidney function parameters we cover include;

      • Albumin
      • Urea/BUN
      • Bicarbonate
      • Calcium
      • Chloride
      • Creatinine
      • Creatinine Clearance
      • Cystatin C
      • Glucose
      • Phosphate
      • Potassium
      • Sodium
      • Urine Albumin
      • Albumin/Creatinine Ratio
      • Beta-2 Microglobulin
      • Urinalysis
      • Urine Protein

      For more information, contact us at acusera@randox.com

      We also have corresponding RIQAS Chemistry and Urine Programmes which cover the common kidney function tests, including;

      RIQAS General Clinical Chemistry Programme

      The RIQAS General Clinical Chemistry EQA programme is designed to monitor the performance of up to 52 parameters. Three flexible yet cost effective programme options are available.

      • Accredited to ISO/IEC 17043
      • Lyophilised for enhanced stability
      • Human based serum
      • Bi-weekly reporting
      • Submit results and view reports online via RIQAS.Net
      • Register up to five instruments at no extra cost
      • Reference method values are provided for selected parameters/lots

      For more information, visit our RIQAS General Clinical Chemistry Programme page.

      RIQAS Human Urine Programme

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

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

      For more information, visit our RIQAS Human Urine Programme page

       

      Our Randox Health clinics offer comprehensive health testing as part of our Signature, Everyman and Everywoman packages to identify and assess risk of developing Kidney Disease. Our clinics utilise the same cutting-edge tests and quality control that we have available to clinical laboratories globally, as well as our patented Biochip Array Technology (BAT).

      For more information visit: https://www.randoxhealth.com/

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      Simple health checks, sophisticated science at Randox Health

      What is health care? When we think of caring for our health, we think of going to the doctor when we feel ill. The healthcare cycle we’re accustomed to is one where we wait for symptoms to present themselves and then we visit a doctor, hoping to be prescribed medication to limit our symptoms.

      Is this really health care? Are we really caring for our bodies in the best way possible by waiting for illness to manifest itself? What if we could properly look after our bodies by taking action early to stop illness in its tracks?

      The key to this is identifying indicators of pre-illness, and the technology that allows you to do this is now available directly to you through Randox Health.

      After investing over £220 million in the invention and production of revolutionary blood-science technology, a single Randox Health check will deliver a complete picture of your health – as it is now and crucially how it is likely to develop in the future.

      Randox Health has proven that signs of disease or irregularity can be caught at their earliest stage. This means that, with early action, some cases of illness can even be prevented altogether. Our health checks include, but are not limited to, cancer surveillance, fertility monitoring, heart health, nutrition, digestive and diabetes health.

      In other words, from one health check, you’ll receive up to 350 results and afterwards avail of expert advice from the Randox scientists or a Randox Health GP. Not only that, but a complete 12-month programme and repeat testing come as standard so you can have full confidence that you are really taking care of yourself.

      Look out for our new ‘Health Made Simple’ blogs beginning next week, where we’ll be delving in to the sophisticated science and diagnostic tests that power each Randox Health check.

      You’ll find out about our Everyman, Everywoman and our Signature health checks, as well as our Specialised testing options which focus on specific health issues.

      Find out more and start your Randox Health journey today.

      For further information, please contact the Randox PR team via email: randoxpr@randox.com or phone 028 9442 2413


      Randox is improving health worldwide

      With over 35 years’ experience in developing accurate and cutting-edge technology and an aim to revolutionise healthcare worldwide, Randox remains firmly committed to advancing diagnostic solutions. Our passion for innovation, expertise and investment in R&D enables us to continually develop new products and adapt quickly to meet market demands and evolve for the future. By improving diagnostics we want to enable earlier and more accurate clinical decision making, patient outcomes and burdens on current health services.

      Third party biochemistry reagents

      Since inception in 1982 our range of  biochemistry reagents has grown significantly to now having the highest quality reagents on the market and a test menu comprising of over 118 assays covering over 100 disease markers. These include proteins, lipids, therapeutic drug monitoring, drugs of abuse, antioxidants, coagulation, diabetes and veterinary testing. Through our advancements in laboratory innovation we aim to discover more sensitive and significant biomarkers that meet the demands of current and future diagnostics to enable laboratories to change the way they operate.

      Complete QC solutions

      Randox Quality Control offers a complete laboratory QC solution comprising Acusera true third party controls, Acusera 24.7 interlaboratory data management, and RIQAS, the world’s largest External Quality Assessment scheme, allowing labs to fulfil their entire QC requirements, saving time and money.  In a world where disease is pervasive, we understand the importance of accurate diagnosis; not only to ensure the correct treatment, but also allow preventative measures to be taken, reducing the development of disease. Our range of quality controls expand in line with our extensive range of reagents

      Excellence in clinical chemistry testing

      The RX series range of clinical chemistry analysers were designed and developed to provide excellence in patient care by ensuring unrivalled precision and accuracy to meet the growing demands of the ever growing in vitro diagnostic industry. The series comprises of 5 analysers, the RX monaco, RX imola, RX misano, RX daytona+ and the RX modena, offering both semi-automated (RX misano) and automated solutions to laboratories across 120 countries. Renowned for its quality and reliability, the RX series boosts an extensive clinical chemistry test menu that includes routine chemistries, specific proteins, lipids, therapeutic drugs, drugs of abuse, antioxidants and diabetes testing.

      Multiplex Immunoassay Testing

      Our position as pioneers in the health industry prevails with our revolutionary Biochip Array Technology (BAT) and Evidence Series range of biochip analysers which include the Evidence, the Evidence MultiSTAT, the Evidence Investigator and the Evidence Evolution. BAT is an innovative assay technology which utilises multiplex testing methodology in a rapid, accurate and easy-to-use format.  Designed to work across a range of matrices including urine, whole blood and oral fluid, this revolutionary technology is transforming laboratories worldwide by providing an unrivalled increase in patient information per sample.

      Randox’s commitment to continuous scientific discovery and ability to transition with the demands of the health industry signifies our position as a leader in improving healthcare diagnostics worldwide.

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      Randox is shaping the future of clinical diagnostics

      Randox is shaping the future of clinical diagnostics with increased development of innovative technologies. Our passion for innovation, creativity and investment in R&D enables us to continually develop our products and evolve for the future.

      Randox range of biochemistry reagents has developed significantly, from a small selection when our journey began in 1982, to a test menu now comprising of over 116 biomarkers. As the demands of the healthcare industry push for assays which enable the detection of disease probability, and as scientists discover more sensitive and significant biomarkers, we continually add to our reagent range and develop with the needs of the future.

      Not only do we lead the way with a world renowned test menu, we also provide a range of true third party quality controls complimented by our Acusera 24.7 interlaboratory data management system and RIQAS EQA Scheme, guaranteed to simplify QC practice and ensure accurate patient diagnosis. In a world where the prevalence of certain diseases are rife, we understand the importance of correct diagnosis; not only to ensure the right treatment, but also to allow preventative measures to be taken to reduce development of disease. As such, our range of quality controls expands in line with our range of reagents.

      Add the RX series range of clinical chemistry analysers to the mix and we continue to set the benchmark for next generation testing. Providing semi-automated and automated solutions, the RX series is developed with the customer at the forefront; incorporating innovative design, striking performance and personalisation to allow quick throughput to meet growing demands.

      Our position as pioneers in the health industry prevails with our revolutionary biochip array technology and range of biochip analysers. Advancing scientific discovery and personalised health, the biochip allows multiplex testing which can be tailored to your needs.

      Randox’s ability to transition with the demands of the health industry signifies our position as a leader in #FutureDiagnostics.


      Who We Are

      Randox

      The vision of Randox is one of ambition, innovation and commitment to improving health worldwide. We firmly believe that the healthcare of tomorrow depends on the innovations developed today. We are advancing cutting-edge science and technologies that hold the key to groundbreaking improvements in diagnostics and healthcare. Through a heavily committed research and development programme we continue to offer revolutionary products and solutions specifically designed to provide more efficient, higher quality, and reliable diagnostics in the widest variety of laboratory settings.

      As a world leader in the in-vitro diagnostics industry with over 35 years’ experience, Randox products offer clinicians and physicians the most comprehensive insight into patient diagnosis allowing for more effective disease management and treatment. From diagnostic reagents to quality control solutions, forensic toxicology to food diagnostics, workplace drug testing to sexual and general health, Randox cultivates lasting relationships with you, our customer, to improve patient outcomes quickly, accurately and efficiently.

      The future of healthcare lies in the use of diagnostic information to drive more personalised healthcare. Randox is leading the charge in moving from a one-size-fits-all approach towards decisions, practices, and products tailored to the needs of the individual. This innovative approach to diagnostics has facilitated the development of revolutionary products designed specifically to enhance a patients’ quality of life.

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      • Randox Health

        Extend your life with Randox Health. Our comprehensive, full body health checks identify early signs of disease before symptoms occur. 100’s of tests are carried out to give you unrivalled knowledge about your health and well-being now and in the future. Choose from our Everyman, Everywoman or Signature packages and take the first steps towards a happier, healthier you.

      • Diagnostic Reagents

        Randox offers an extensive range of third party diagnostic reagents which are internationally recognised as being of the highest quality; producing accurate and precise results. Our comprehensive test menu comprises both routine and niche assays, covering over 100 disease markers including: antioxidants, cardiology & lipid testing, clinical chemistry, diabetes, drugs of abuse testing, specific proteins, therapeutic drug monitoring and veterinary testing. In addition to flexible pack sizes and an extensive list of analyser applications, we can also provide dedicated reagent packs for a wide range of chemistry analysers providing you with freedom of choice from an independent manufacturer.

      • Quality Control Solutions

        Quality Control is our passion; we believe in producing high quality solutions that can help streamline laboratory workflows, save time, reduce costs and help to ensure accurate patient testing in laboratories of all sizes and budgets. With an extensive product offering comprising third party quality controls and calibrators, interlaboratory data management, external quality assessment, and calibration verification, you can count on Randox to deliver trustworthy results time and time again. Just ask one of our 60,000 users worldwide.

      • RX series of Clinical Chemistry Analysers

        Patient care is the primary focus of clinical chemistry testing and Randox has developed the RX series of clinical chemistry analysers for high quality semi-automated and fully automated testing. Renowned for quality and reliability, the RX series has one of the most extensive dedicated clinical chemistry test menus on the market guaranteeing real cost savings through consolidation of routine and specialised tests onto a single platform.

      • Biochip Array Technology

        In 1992, Randox created a concept that would transform laboratory testing. Our revolutionary Biochip Array Technology allows for multiplex testing of up to 49 tests from a single sample with the ultimate aim of providing clinicians with as much patient information as possible, faster and more efficiently than traditional methods. Our product range covers routine immunoassay testing panels including; cardiac markers, tumour markers, fertility hormones and thyroid hormones as well as novel assays for Alzheimers Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease, Stroke and Gastrointestinal health.

      • Randox Testing Services

        Randox Testing Services is a specialist in the Drug and Alcohol testing industry. We provide drug and alcohol testing solutions to workplaces with safety critical roles as well as the family law and child services sector.

      • Randox Biosciences

        Randox Biosciences is dedicated to advancing scientific discovery, drug development and diagnostics. Spanning four key divisions; Life Sciences, Pharma Sciences, Research and Molecular; Randox Biosciences offer tailored solutions for clinical and research use.

      • Randox Toxicology

        Randox Toxicology aim to minimise laboratory workflow constraints whilst maximising the scope of quality drug detection. We are the primary manufacturer of Biochip Array Technology, ELISA’s, Homogenous EIA, Quality Control and automated systems for forensic, clinical and workplace toxicology.

      • Randox Food Diagnostics

        Randox Food Diagnostics provide the global food market with tools for the screening of antimicrobials, growth promoting hormones and drugs of abuse in animals and produce, offering superb limits of detection and simple sample preparations. Randox Food Diagnostics has an extensive and expanding range consisting of 37 ELISAs, 21 multiplex screening platforms and 20 enzymatic/colorimetric reagents. Our comprehensive range and trusted screening solutions are intertwined with continually improving the standards of global food safely, ensuring that better science means safer food.

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      History

      Randox Laboratories Founded

      Randox Laboratories Limited is founded by Dr Peter FitzGerald in April 1982

      Reagents in the early years

      Consisted of AST, ALT, ALP, CK-NAC, Gamma GT, LDH and HBDH, all of which are still produced today

      Northern Ireland Institute of Export Award

      Exporter of the Year Award

      Royal visit from HRH Princess Anne

      Visit from Northern Ireland Government Minister for Economic Development

      • Northern Ireland Institute of Export Award
      • SMART Award
      • Northern Ireland Export Award
      • Export Award for Smaller Businesses
      • National Westminster Bank/DTI Travel Award for Shop Floor Worker

      Visit to a now long-standing customer in Syria, the first of many international visits

      • National Westminster Bank/DTI Travel Award for Shop Floor Worker
      • Better Made in Britain Award
      • SMART Award

      1st Queen’s Award for Export Achievement

      • European Business of the Year Award
      • Gallagher Business Challenge Award

      Opening of our first international office, in France

      • Business in Europe Awards

      Opening of office in Portugal

      • 2nd Queen’s Award for Export Achievement

      Began exporting to China, the world’s second largest economy

      • Opening of office in Canada

      Visit to Iraq secured another of our now many international partners. Today we still supply products to Iraq

      • Opening of office in Germany
      • Accredited to ISO 9002
      • SMART Award

      3rd Queen’s Award for Export Achievement

      • Awarded our first patent for biochip

      Mrs FitzGerald is awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE), for services to business in Northern Ireland

      • Opening of offices in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Spain and the United States of America

      Opening of offices in Poland and Puerto Rico

      Opening of office in Kyrgyzstan

      • Northern Ireland Business Award for International Trade

      We extended our headquarters to facilitate increasing manufacturing demands

      • Accredited to ISO 9001
      • 4th Queen’s Award for Enterprise

      Launch of the first biochip analyser, Evidence

      • Completion of the development of Biochip Array Technology
      • Opening of office in China
      • RIQAS accredited with UKAS approval, the International accreditation for the provision of proficiency testing programmes

      Launch of our first clinical chemistry analyser, RX daytona

      • Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award for the Evidence analyser
      • The Evidence analyser was displayed for a year in the London Science museum after winning the prestigious MacRobert Award
      • Accredited to ISO 13485
      • Launch of Acusera 24-7 Internal Quality Control (IQC) peer group reporting package
      • Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award for the Evidence analyser

      Launch of the second biochip analyser, Evidence Investigator

      • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year 2004

      Launch of the second clinical chemistry analyser, RX imola

      Launch of the third clinical chemistry analysers, RX monza

      Confederation of British Industry Growing Business Award

      • Chartered Institute of Marketing Award
      • Chamber of Commerce Regional Award
      • Chamber of Commerce Regional Award
      • Frost & Sullivan European Technology Innovation of the Year Award
      • Northern Ireland International Trade Award
      • 5th Queen’s Award for Enterprise International Trade award

      The opening of our site in Dungloe, County Donegal for analyser manufacture and Research & Development

      • Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards

      Launch of the third biochip analyser, Evidence MultiStat which was designed to bring testing to the bedside or site of patient care

      • UTV Business Personality of the Year Award - Dr Peter FitzGerald outright winner
      • South Antrim Business Awards
      • Manufacturing Excellence Awards
      • Invest NI Innovation & Export Awards
      • We were honoured with a second Royal visit by HRH Prince Andrew
      • Total re-branding programme to Randox corporate identity incorporating a red dot symbolising a drop of blood

      Launch of the fourth biochip analyser, Evidence Evolution

      • International Trade Company of the Year Award
      • Exporting Achievement Award
      • Opening of a new facility in West Virginia, USA to expand our manufacturing and distribution capabilities
      • Randox Health Checks Limited was launched in Northern Ireland bringing health screening to the public
      • Marketing Excellence Award: Manufacturing Sector

      Dr Peter FitzGerald is appointed as Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), for services to business in Northern Ireland

      • Launch of the fourth clinical chemistry analyser, RX suzuka
      • Opening of a 30,000 square feet facility in Bangalore, India
      • Launch of two new companies

      Randox Health Checks opens in the centre of London

      • Randoc Health open a state of the art facility to provide a top class testing service which offers a comprehensive picture of health
      • Launch of the fifth clinical chemistry analyser, RX daytona plus

      Randox Biosciences Created

      • Randox invests £15 million in R&D ‘Roadmap’ to target the international personalised medicine market

      Randox unveils new weapon in fight against Flakka

      • Randox create the World’s first test for Flakka

      Randox Science Park

      • £161m investment including £29m capital project and creation of 540 jobs

      Randox unveils Evidence MultiSTAT Analyser

      • Randox launches the fully automated immunoanalyser which enables on-site simultaneous detection of up to 44 analytes from a single sample
      • ApoE4 test produced which detects Alzheimer’s risk in 3 hours

      Randox announced as headline sponsor of Randox Health Grand National

      • Randox announce a 5 year partnership with the world’s greatest race,
      • Randox announces that from its inception in 1982 the global healthcare company has now surpassed £1 billion of total sales in medical diagnostic products, cementing itself as a global market leader in diagnostic goods.
      • Official opening of Randox Health Holywood Clinic

      Partnership with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Announced

      • Randox Biosciences and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute celebrate success of Transatlantic Partnership in extensive research into life sciences.
      • £7m Biomedical Engineering Laboratory with Ulster University
      • Antimicrobial Array I receives AOAC Certification

      European partnership with French biotech company Transgene, which aims to develop a game-changing therapy for cancer treatments

      • ‘Anti-cancer weapons’ developed in innovative partnership between Randox and Transgene
      • Randox Food Diagnostics unveil Infiniplex for Milk

      £50m Centres of Excellence launched with Invest NI

      • A record £50 million investment which will deliver cutting-edge technologies to diagnose several conditions in collaboration with invest NI
      • Randox announces strategic partnership with Qnostics
      • £5m Industrial PhD Academy with ulster University
      • Official opening of Randox Health Liverpool

      Randox innovations showcased at Goodwood Future Lab

      • Current and futuristic developments showcased at Goodwood displaying how current and future critical health risks can be identified through detailed analysis of blood
      • Dr FitzGerald named as Irish Times Business Person of the Month
      • Dr FitzGerald receives Business Relations Award from Ireland-US Council

      New test developed for accurate differentiation of stroke types

      • The ground-breaking new test which has a unique ability to differentiate between ischaemic and haemorrhagic stroke, the Randox Stroke Biochip takes less than 30 minutes to complete – making sure patients get the right diagnosis as fast as possible.
      • RX Daytona+ achieves FDA 510K clearance
      • Randox Food named as Top 10 European Food and Beverage Technology Solution Provider

      Randox playing integral role in UK Government’s national COVID-19 testing programme

      • Randox are playing a leading role within the fight against the COVID-19 global pandemic, as an integral part of the national testing programme Randox have invested £30m in a new COVID-19 testing laboratory at the Randox Science Park in Northern Ireland.
      • CE Marking for 10-Plex STI Array, Quickly and efficiently testing for multiple STIs, which often have mild symptoms if any at all, ensures early diagnosis at a stage when treatment is most successful, supports the targeted use of antibiotics, and ultimately reduces their mishandling

      Randox unveils SARS-CoV-2 antibody test to determine previous COVID-19 infection

      Randox launch new SARS-CoV-2 IgG test, utilising patented Randox Biochip Technology to simultaneously detect IgG antibodies that are reactive to both of the leading COVID-19 diagnostic antigens – Spike Receptor Binding Domain (RBD) and Nucleocapsid protein (NP) , and superior to other commercially available COVID-19 IgG tests.

      Covid Travel Testing

      Randox launch travel testing service at key airport locations across the UK and Ireland, offering rapid PCR tests for those who require a negative test before travelling. The service delivers test results within 48 hours of sample receipt, to provide passengers with a cost-effective, fast and reliable COVID-19 testing service prior to their travels.

      New 39-minute COVID test is now available on Randox-Bosch Vivalytic

      Point of care platform brought to market by Randox Laboratories and Bosch delivers the world’s fastest PCR based SARS-CoV-2 test results in 39 minutes with a sensitivity of 98 percent and a specificity of 100 percent. Available now in Europe, the CE-approved test, helps avoid time in quarantine, relieve laboratories, and make travel and work safer again.

      Mobile COVID-19 Labs

      Randox launch Mobile COVID-19 Labs for workplace testing. The service offers rapid and reliable COVID-19 testing to workplaces with capability to process up to 1000 samples per day.

      Randox extends Grand National Festival Sponsorship for a further five years

      Randox secured an agreement with The Jockey Club for a five-year extension to the sponsorship of the world’s greatest steeplechase, The Grand National, and the three-day Grand National Festival staged at Aintree Racecourse.

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      Confidante

      Discreet home STI testing

      Confidante is a home use STI test developed by leading, global diagnostics firm Randox Laboratories. Confidante uses Randox’s award-winning Biochip Array Technology, in the first over-the-counter (OTC) test to simultaneously detect 10 sexually transmitted infections, from one self-collected urine or swab sample. Allowing the user to take control of their sexual health from the privacy of the home. Confidante provides simple, confidential access to world-class laboratory testing, with accurate reliable results; detecting infections with symptoms and those without (asymptomatic), in both males and females.

      What does Confidante test for?

      10 common STIs:

      • Chlamydia trachomatis – Chlamydia
      • Neisseria gonorrhoea – Gonorrhoea
      • Treponema pallidum – Syphilis
      • Herpes simplex virus I – Herpes I
      • Herpes simplex virus II – Herpes II
      • Trichomonas vaginalis
      • Mycoplasma hominis
      • Mycoplasma genitalium
      • Ureaplasma urealyticum
      • Haemophilus ducreyi – Chancroid

      How does Confidante work?

      Confidante provides the user with quick and convenient, professional laboratory STI testing from the privacy of the home. A sample – either urine or swab, is collected by the user; all without the need to visit a GUM or sexual health clinic. Results are back within 7 days – delivered securely and discreetly either via phone or email. It can be bought either online at confidantetest.com or in selected pharmacists.

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