Randox are dedicated to improving health worldwide. Throughout the month of September we hope to highlight how the Randox clinical product range can assess the impact of infection through swift diagnosis, allowing the necessary steps to be taken in order to improve an individual’s health. Infection is the infiltration of an organism’s bodily tissues by disease-causing agents, their multiplication, and the reaction of host tissues to the infectious agents and the toxins they produce. The Randox portfolio comprises a wide range of products to assess the impact of infection. The RX series dedicated testing panel comprises of IgA, hsCRP and ASO which are also available for third-party use. The extensive QC range caters for assessment of infectious disease testing in both liquid & lyophilised formats.
The Randox range of third-party reagents enables the clinical analysis of 113 different analytes with comprehensive range measurements and excellent correlations to reference methods. Applications are available detailing instrument-specific settings for a variety of biochemistry analysers. Randox offer several assays for the detection of infection.
IgG (the most abundant antibody) and IgM (the first antibody made in response to infection) can be used in the diagnosis of Dengue Fever. More than 40% of the global population, in more than 100 countries are at risk of the Dengue Virus (WHO). IgA is an antibody that lines the mucous membranes lining the mouth, airways, and digestive tract. A deficiency in IgA is common in patients with bronchitis, conjunctivitis and otitis media. Other Randox assays that may be used detect differing infections include: albumin, ferritin, alpha-1-antitrypsin (AAT), complement C3, complement C4, haptoglobin, CRP, alpha-1-acid glycoprotein (AGP) and anti-streptolysin (ASO).
The RX series range of Clinical Chemistry Analysers offer the most comprehensive testing profile for assessing inflammation and infection complications which identifies any potential infectious issues a patient may have. The world famed RX series test menu includes specific tests associated with inflammation and infection including Alpha-I Acid Glycoprotein, ASO, CRP, Lactate and Rheumatoid Factor tests.
The RX series zinc test will assess the levels of zinc in a patient sample, zinc plays a significant role in an individual’s health. It’s functions include cell and enzyme production as well as wound healing, therefore it is vitally important for a patient to be aware if they are either deficient or within the normal range for zinc and other infectious related tests to ensure potential infections can be prevented. To view the full RX series test menu click here.
Internal Quality Control
Randox has partnered up with Qnostics to provide a wide range of molecular controls for infectious disease testing. Designed to meet the demand of today’s molecular diagnostics laboratory and laboratories carrying out Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT), the Qnostics Molecular Infectious Disease range comprises hundreds of characterised viral, bacterial and fungal targets covering a wide range of Transplant Associated Diseases, Respiratory Infections, Blood Borne Viruses, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Gastrointestinal Diseases and Central Nervous System Diseases.
External Quality Assessment
Randox have also partnered up with QCMD to offer a vast array of molecular EQA programmes for infectious disease testing. With an extensive database of over 2000 participants in over 100 countries, QCMD is one of the largest providers of molecular EQA in the field of molecular diagnostics. Frequent challenges, comprehensive reports and international accreditation ensures the best assessment of test system performance.