Randox are dedicated to improving health worldwide, throughout the month of July we hope to highlight how the Randox clinical product range can assess an individual’s nutritional status both accurately and swiftly allowing the necessary steps to be taken in order to improve nutritional status. Nutritional status is influenced by diet, the levels of nutrients in the body and the body’s ability to maintain normal levels of metabolic integrity. Assessing nutritional status will generally indicate if an individual is eating the correct variety and quantity of nutrients. The Randox portfolio comprises a wide range of products to combat nutritional status issues including the RX series range of biochemistry analysers, diagnostic reagents such as zinc, copper & lipase and an extensive QC range catering for nutritional status testing in both liquid & lyophilised formats.
Nutritional Status: Reagents
Randox Reagents have the highest quality reagents on the market and a test menu comprising of over 113 assays. Unique to Randox is the copper and zinc assays that hold equal importance in the diagnosis of kidney and liver damage.
The Randox zinc assay can be used to measure levels of zinc in a patient’s urine providing insight into the levels of zinc in the body. The Randox copper assay is used to measure the levels of copper in the blood in order to determine copper toxicity. Combining these Randox assays can aid in identifying the cause of liver damage in a patient, leading to correct treatment and recovery.
Nutritional Status: RX series
The RX series range offers the most comprehensive testing profile for assessing nutritional status to identify any nutritional deficiencies or any other nutritional issues within an individual. The world famed RX series test menu possesses the most extensive nutritional status testing panel available to give an expansive picture of an individual’s nutritional status. The RX series zinc test can identify a zinc deficiency in an individual which is often a result of a low dietary intake and can lead to many problems including impaired immune & cognitive functions, kidney disease and diabetes. To view the full RX series test menu click here.
Nutritional Status: Quality Control
The Randox Acusera Liquid Chemistry Premium Plus control is designed for use in the routine monitoring of reproducibility and is the most comprehensive chemistry control available. As a true third party control it is suitable for use with all major instruments and covers over 100 parameters including routine chemistries, immunoassays, lipids, cardiac markers, proteins, therapeutic drugs and electrophoresis effective consolidation and significant cost savings are guaranteed.
Nutritional Status: RIQAS
The RIQAS General Clinical Chemistry EQA programme is designed to monitor the performance of up to 52 parameters covering routine chemistries, lipids, hormones and trace metals. Three flexible, cost effective programme options allow you to choose the correct challenge that is right for your lab. Bi-weekly, online reporting with reports returned within 72 hours allows corrective action to be taken sooner, avoiding dangerous misdiagnoses.