Molecular Controls for Infectious Disease

New Respiratory Target Multiplex (RTX) Controls

The Qnostics RTX control range enables the requirements for testing strategies during the upcoming flu season to be met. The range covers the viral and bacterial pathogens responsible for an array of respiratory diseases in various patient cohorts, whilst discriminating cold and flu from COVID-19.

RTX Plus Q Control
Target Pathogen – Influenza A (H1N1), Influenza B (Victoria), RSV A, Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) 

RTX2 Q Control
Target Pathogen – Parainfluenza 1, Adenovirus 1, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Coronavirus (OC43) 

RTX3 Q Control
Target Pathogen – Parainfluenza 2, Metapneumovirus (A2), Enterovirus (A16), Coronavirus (229E) 

RTX4 Q Control
Target Pathogen – Parainfluenza 3, Rhinovirus (16), Legionella pneumophila, Coronavirus (NL63) 

RTX5 Q Control for paediatric testing.
Target Pathogen – Parainfluenza 4, Adenovirus (14), RSV B, Enterovirus (D68) 

Independent Third-Party Serology Controls for Accurate and Reliable Results

Randox Infectious Disease Serology Controls

User-friendly: Liquid ready-to-use and multi-analyte based, reducing the number of different control tubes in the lab

High quality: Human plasma-based with clinically relevant measuring values, manufactured under strict conditions

Economical: 60 day open vial stability for reduced waste

Lyme Disease: positive and negative, IgG and IgM
ToRCH: IgG positive, IgM positive, negative

Epstein Barr Virus, EBV: positive

Sample to Answer Molecular Diagnostics

Respiratory Virus Detection using Point of Care Technology

The Vivalytic Molecular Panels are expanding:

SARS-CoV-2 2-plex test for detection of the E-gene and Rdrp-gene

Viral Respiratory Tract Infection Array for 10 viral respiratory infections, including SARS-CoV-2

SARS-CoV-2 1-plex for detection of E-gene

The automated workflow covers all steps and take place in the dedicated cartridge, for maximal user convenience and reliable results.

Extended Molecular Coronavirus Array

Evidence Investigator Semi-automated Compact Benchtop System without Compromising on the Volume of Samples Processed

The Molecular Coronavirus Array simultaneously detects five strains of coronavirus including the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2, 229E, NL63, OC43 and HKU1). The wider panel provides a more comprehensive respiratory screen enabling informed treatment decisions to be made.

The new test utilises Randox Biochip Technology, with results available for 54 patient samples in less than 5 hours.

Sample Type: Nasopharyngeal Swab, Sputum, BAL

Sample Volume Investigator: 5μl of Nucleic Acid required for PCR detection.

Reduce the Number of False Negatives in SARS-CoV-2 Detection

New 4X 1Step RT-qPCR Kit for Detection of <5 Copies per Reaction

The new 4X 1Step RT-qPCR Probe Kit from highQu increases detection sensitivity by allowing higher sample volumes to detect RNA in diluted samples. Up to 10 ul sample can be used in a 20 ul reaction in fast PCR protocols.
  • Successfully tested for SARS Co-V-2 Diagnostics
  • Ideal for multi-plex protocols
  • Reliable outcome in single-step RT-qPCR for low copy number detection
  • Robust 4x 1-step mastermix including a hotstart PCR polymerase, an extremely active reverse transcriptase, advanced RNAse inhibitor and PCR water
  • Compatible with all commonly used instrument platforms

Develop and Validate Detection Assays with Positive SARS-CoV-2 Control

Complete SARS-CoV-2 Transcriptome in RNA Fragments

siTOOLs Biotech SARS-CoV-2 positive control contains RNA fragments (120 – 2000 nt) covering 98% of the SARS-CoV-2 transcriptome. It is applicable in RT-PCR or LAMP detection assays.
Wide detection range: Real-time quantitative PCR analysis of SARS-CoV-2 positive control using primers against fragments ORF1ab #8, E and N showed good detection sensitivity across five log-dilutions.

Coronavirus testing

Game-Changing Test with Point of Care System

The new Viral Respiratory Tract Infection Array and Vivalytic System detects SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) virus in a user-convenient work-flow.
The test differentiates COVID-19 infection from 9 other respiratory infections with similar symptoms, thus giving a great overview of the infection profile of the sample.
The automated method is easily used by non-trained staff in four simple steps. Analysis is done in a closed cartridge, loaded with all the necessary reagents for extraction, PCR amplification and detection.
Sample type: Nasopharyngeal swab, volume 300 ul.
The Vivalytic system is a space-saving and hygienic, closed system. Great in places also outside normal laboratory environment.

Molecular Infectious Disease Testing

Kit-Independent, Third Party Controls

Qnostics controls from Randox Laboratories are independent 3rd party controls, specifically designed for molecular nucleic acid detection in infectious medicine testing.

Controls are based on whole pathogens, and designed to fully reflect the detection of patient samples.
You are able to assess the entire testing process from extraction though amplification and detection.
Easy-to-use; delivered in a liquid frozen format.
Manufactured to ISO 13485 quality standards.

Importance of 3rd party controls in molecular infectious disease testing

The following disease areas are covered:
Transplantation Associated Disease
Respiratory Infections Testing
Blood Borne Virus Testing
Sexually Transmitted Disease
Gastrointestinal Infections
Meningitis/Encephalitic (ME)
Fungal Infections

Clinical Toxicology

Emergency Drugs of Abuse Screening with Multiplex Technology

Evidence Multistat is an automated benchtop immunoanalyser, using multiplex technology to enable more data from a single sample.

Simultaneous detection of 21 classical, prescription and synthetic drugs in one single sample
Easy to operate; analytes are prefilled in ready-to-use cartridges
High quality data with well tested Biochip Array technology
Speed: 21 analytes are analysed in 20 min
Save samples: only 200 ul required for analysis


The Importance of 3rd Party Quality Controls in Clinical Analysis

Why Use Control Reagents from an Independent Manufacturer?

Randox true third party controls are manufactured independently from reagents and calibrators. The unique value assignment process employs thousands of independent laboratories ensuring statistically valid targets are available for multiple instruments and methods.
With a shelf life of up to four years, laboratories can ensure continuity of lot supply whilst enabling long term QC monitoring. The availability of multi-analyte, multi-instrument controls will reduce costs and preparation time, consolidating multiple instrument specific controls into a single control product.

The importance of 3rd party controls


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