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Bio-Rad Laboratories Bulk Urine Negative and Bulk CSF Negative Matrices

Bio-Rad Laboratories has launched the Exact Diagnostics Bulk Urine Negative and Exact Diagnostics Bulk CSF Negative matrices.

Both are matrices designed for spike-in or dilution purposes as well as to be used with molecular assays to monitor their intra- and inter-run performance.The products may also help in the detection of errors in laboratory testing procedures, including potential contamination events.

The Bulk Urine Negative product is intended to be validated as an independent external quality run control to monitor the absence of adenovirus, BK virus, Candida auris, Chlamydia trachomatis, cytomegalovirus, John Cunningham virus, Mycoplasma genitalium, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Trichomonas vaginalis, and Zika virus in molecular assays.

The Bulk CSF Negative product is an independent external quality run control intended to monitor the absence of Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Babesia microti, Bartonella quintana, Borrelia burgdorferi, Ehrlichia chaffeensis, enterovirus, herpes simplex virus-1, HSV-2, and varicella zoster virus in molecular assays.