LGC Maine Standards announces addition of Cerebrospinal Fluid Total Protein to VALIDATE® Body Fluids kit, enhancing the only comprehensive body fluids kit on the market, for easier Laboratory Developed Test (LDT) validation, documentation of linearity and calibration verification, and reportable range verification.
VALIDATE® Body Fluids, now enhanced with CSF-TP, addresses the growing demand by laboratories in need of a product to document Cerebrospinal Fluid Total Protein linearity and calibration verification.
CUMBERLAND FORESIDE, Maine – February 4, 2019 – LGC Maine Standards¹ announces addition of Cerebrospinal Fluid Total Protein to VALIDATE® Body Fluids kit (SKUs: 205bf, 205ro), enhancing the only comprehensive body fluids kit on the market, for easier Laboratory Developed Test (LDT) validation, documentation of linearity, calibration verification and verification of the reportable range. The addition of Cerebrospinal Fluid Total Protein (CSF-TP) will enhance an already robust lineup of available analytes in our simulated body fluid matrix: Albumin (ALB), Amylase (AMY), Cancer Antigen 19-9 (CA 19-9), Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA), Cholesterol (CHOL), Creatinine (CREA), Glucose (GLU), Lactate (LAC), Lactate dehydrogenase (LD), Total protein (TP), Triglycerides (TRIG), and Urea Nitrogen (UN). Each VALIDATE® Body Fluids kit, liquid and ready-to-use, prepared using the CLSI EP06-A “equal delta” sample preparation, offers five distinct concentrations to establish the reportable range. Simply dispense the solution from each dropper bottle, directly into five sample cups, and run in replicates.
Release of VALIDATE® Body Fluids allows clinical laboratories to complete their required Body Fluids linearity and calibration verification, validation of in-house methods or laboratory developed tests (LDT) for analytes in body fluids – establishing the reportable range while minimizing manual dilutions. Use of this product, while augmenting daily QC, assists with fulfilling various quality control requirements – such as Analytical Measurement Range (AMR) and Reportable Range – for linearity and calibration verification under CLIA ‘88, CAP, COLA, JCAHO, JCI and ISO 15189.
The addition of VALIDATE® Body Fluids to the LGC Maine Standards expanding portfolio of products demonstrates a continued commitment to manufacture high-quality linearity and calibration verification products that meet industry needs.
LGC Maine Standards is located in Cumberland Foreside, Maine and manufactures VALIDATE® linearity and calibration verification kits for over 130 analytes, including General Chemistries, Urine Chemistries, Enzymes, Lipids, HbA1c, Therapeutic Drugs, Cardiac Markers, Thyroids, Serum Proteins, Vitamin D, Tumor Markers, Anemia, Fertility, Hemostasis, Whole Blood Glucose, and Body Fluids.
LGC Maine Standards MSDRx® data reduction software is available at no charge for real-time data analysis or a laboratory can send their data to LGC Maine Standards where a technical specialist will complete the data analysis and return a report within five business days. Peer group comparison is also available upon request.
Maine Standards Company, LLC
221 US Route 1, Cumberland Foreside, ME 04110
¹LGC Maine Standards is the brand name for Maine Standards Company, LLC.
LGC is an international life sciences measurement and testing company with leading positions in growing markets. LGC provides a range of measurement products and services which underpin the safety, health and security of the public, including reference materials and proficiency testing, calibration verification / linearity testing, genomics reagents and instrumentation, and expert sample analysis and interpretation. LGC serves customers across a number of end markets including Pharmaceuticals, Agricultural Biotechnology, Food, Environment, Government and Academia.
LGC’s headquarters are in London and the company employs over 2,000 people, operating out of 22 countries worldwide. Its operations are extensively accredited to international quality standards such as ISO/IEC 17025, GMP, GLP, ISO Guide 34, ISO/IEC 17043 and ISO 13485:2003.
With a history dating back to 1842, LGC has been home to the UK Government Chemist for more than 100 years and is the UK National Measurement Laboratory and Designated Institute for chemical and bio measurement. LGC was privatized in 1996 and is now owned by funds affiliated with KKR. For more information, please visit www.lgcgroup.com.