Liquid CSF Control
Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) is produced by the body to protect, provide nutrients, and remove waste from the Central Nervous System (CNS). The CNS consists of the brain, spinal cord, and a complex neuron network. It is responsible for sending information to and receiving information from all parts of the body, co-ordinating organ function and responding to changes in the immediate external environment.
When testing CSF, it is removed from the subarachnoid space via lumbar puncture or spinal tap. The analysis of CSF includes tests such as; clinical chemistry, haematology, immunology and microbiology. These are used to diagnose serious bacterial, fungal, and viral infections, such as meningitis, a cerebral bleed, cancer involving the CNS and inflammatory conditions of the CNS.
Providing a true third party solution for the measurement of Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF), the Acusera Liquid CSF Control is designed to deliver an unbiased, independent assessment of analytical performance helping to ensure accurate and reliable patient testing of 14 analytes.
Key Features & Benefits
- Liquid ready-to-use samples requiring no preparation
- Human based material
- Assayed target values available
- True third party control providing unbiased performance assessment
- Shelf life of 2 years from date of manufacture
- Open vial stability of 30 days at 2ºC to 8ºC
Our Liquid CSF Control boasts a remarkable 30-day open vial stability reducing waste, while remaining easy and convenient to use.
A True Third Party Control
The Acusera CSF Control is a true third party control designed to provide an unbiased assessment of performance with a range of instruments and methods, helping your laboratory meet the ISO 15189 requirements.
“the use of third party control materials should be considered,
either instead of, or in addition to, any control materials
supplied by the reagent or instrument manufacturer”.
- Albumin (electrophoresis)
- Alpha – 1- globulin (electrophoresis)
- Alpha – 2- globulin (electrophoresis)
- Beta- globulin (electrophoresis)
- Gamma – globulin (electrophoresis)
- Protein (Total)