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Bio-Rad Laboratories Exact Diagnostics HBV, HCV, HIV-1 Run Controls

Bio-Rad Laboratories has launched its Exact Diagnostics HBV, HCV, and HIV-1 run controls in Europe. The external quality controls are intended to monitor the performance of molecular assays and are calibrated against international standards from the World Health Organization. They consist of whole viruses in an EDTA plasma matrix to simulate clinical patient specimens and have a 36-month shelf life at -20°C. They can also be frozen and thawed multiple times and are stable for five days when stored at 2 to 8°C.