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Bio-Rad Molecular Blood Screening Controls for HBV, HCV, and HIV-1

Bio-Rad Laboratories said this week that its Exact Diagnostics HBV, HCV, and HIV-1 Screen Controls are now available to laboratories in Europe after having received CE IVD marking earlier this year. These controls are designed to monitor the performance of blood donor screening assays, including extraction, amplification, and detection, and are calibrated against WHO International Standards for HBV, HCV, and HIV-1. The products are made of whole viruses in a high-quality citrate plasma matrix to ensure lot-to-lot reproducibility, have an 18-month shelf life from date of manufacture (when stored at -20° C or below), and have a 24-hour stability (when stored at 2-8° C).