NIBSC are pleased to announce a further expansion to our range of CE-marked Clinical Virology working reagents for Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests (NAT); the Clinical Virology Multiplex I: Immunodeficiency Panel.
The new multiplex Immunodeficiency Panel has been developed in collaboration with Clinical Diagnostic Virology laboratories across the UK in accordance with ISO 13485. The freeze-dried preparation combines 11 analytes, AdV-2, BKV, HCMV, EBV, HHV-6A, HHV-6B, HSV-1, HSV-2, JCV, B19 and VZV, five of which have been assigned an International Unit.
The whole virus preparation can be extracted and amplified alongside unknown samples to monitor assay performance, enabling inter - and intra - laboratory comparisons, that form part of a continuing quality control programme and is an essential requirement of ISO 15189. The reconstituted material can be stored at or below 2-8°C for up to seven days.