Ammonia Ethanol Quality Control
The Randox Acusera Ammonia/Ethanol control is designed to monitor the accuracy and precision of Ammonia and Ethanol assays on a wide range of clinical chemistry analysers. The liquid ready-to-use format is convenient to use while an open vial stability of 30 days at 2°C – 8°C helps to keep waste and costs to a minimum.
Features & Benefits
- Liquid ready-to-use
- Aqueous material
- Assayed target values provided for both Ammonia and Ethanol
- Stable to expiry date at 2°C – 8°C
- Open vial stability of 30 days at 2°C – 8°C
Combining Ammonia and Ethanol in a single RIQAS programme, participants can consolidate their EQA requirements whilst reducing costs. All samples are supplied liquid ready-to-use at the start of the cycle for added convenience and will cover a range of clinically significant concentrations.
- Liquid ready-to-use samples
- Monthly reporting
- Comprehensive yet user friendly reports for quick assessment of performance
- Submit results and view reports online via RIQAS.Net
- Register up to five instruments per programme (volume permitting) at no extra cost for comparative performance assessment
- Accredited to ISO/IEC 17043
Please note, product availability may vary country to country.
Key Benefits of the Randox Ammonia reagent
Lyophilised reagents offer enhanced stability, reducing wastage.
Suitable for use on a range of analysers
The Randox Ammonia reagent is suitable to use on a number of third party analysers Including Abbott, Olympus, Cobas and Hitachi.
Stable for 3 weeks at+2 to +8°C or 5 days at +15 to +25°C
- Enzymatic UV method
- Lyophilised reagents
- Stable for 3 weeks at +2 to +8°C or 5 days at +15 to +25°C
Instrument Specific Applications (ISA’s) are available for a wide range of biochemistry analysers. Contact us to enquire about your specific analyser.
What is Ammonia assay used for?
The Randox assay is used for the quantitative in vitro determination of ammonia in plasma.
Ammonia is a nitrogen waste compound and forms when the protein is broken down by bacteria in the intestines. The liver then converts it into urea which is normally excreted from the body in urine. Excessive concentration levels is poisonous to cells and occurs as a result of liver or kidney malfunctions. Several diseases, both inherited and acquired can result in significantly elevated concentration levels resulting in hyperammonemia.
Reye’s syndrome is an acquired hyperammonemia disease and is characterised by high concentration levels of ammonia and decreased concentration levels of glucose. As such, an ammonia test is not usually carried out independently and is usually tested alongside glucose, electrolytes, kidney and liver function tests in adolescents and children showing symptoms. For more information on Reye’s syndrome, please click here . Excessive concentration levels is also associated with both liver disease and renal failure which is toxic to the central nervous system.