HIV Dried Blood Spot | Qnostics Molecular Controls
Qnostics is a leading manufacturer of Third Party Quality Control solutions for Molecular Infectious Disease testing, supplying microbiology/virology laboratories, molecular diagnostic assay manufacturers, EQA providers, Pharmaceutical and CRO organisations for over a decade.
The Qnostics range of complete molecular controls for infectious disease testing can be used in the daily monitoring of assay performance, linearity assessment, assay evaluation, validation/verification of new assays and staff training. As whole pathogen controls, the range is designed to mimic the performance of patient samples and can be used to effectively monitor the entire testing process including extraction, amplification and detection.
HIV1 Drug Resistance genotyping is an essential component of the WHO Global Drug Resistance Prevention and Assessment Strategy. Plasma is considered the most appropriate specimen type however its use may not be feasible in remote areas. An alternative specimen type is dried blood spots as the filter paper used is easily obtained and the viral RNA is stable over longer periods.
Evaluation Panels may be used to evaluate assay characteristics, confirm performance claims and ultimately ensure the assay is fit for purpose. Evaluation Panels may also be used in the validation of clinical assays and the development of diagnostic tests.
Evaluation Panels are available in a variety of formats and cover a range of common genotypes. Using these Evaluation Panels, laboratories can also support their accreditation requirements in line with ISO 15189 or ISO 17025.
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Dried Blood Spot
Pathogen – Human Immunodeficiency Virus 1 (HIV1)
Matrix – Whole blood
Panel Memebers – 3 cards, 5 spots
HIVDBSEP01-C 3 cards RUO
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