Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a general term for conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels. It is usually associated with a build-up of fatty deposits inside the arteries and increased risk of blood clots. It can be associated with damage to arteries in organs such as the brain, heart, kidney and eyes. Some types of CVD include coronary heart disease, strokes and aortic disease. Some of the main causes of CVD are smoking, high cholesterol, diabetes and high blood pressure (NHS, 2016).
These diseases can be extremely dangerous and lead to permanent damage or even death, therefore, it is vitally important for laboratories to be confident in their analyser’s ability to accurately diagnose and monitor the risk of these diseases.
The Randox Acusera Liquid Lipid quality control includes assayed target values and ranges for 8 analytes covering the complete lipid profile. With a 30 day open vial stability the Acusera Liquid Lipid control will reduce waste, whilst remaining easy and convenient to use. Containing no Sodium Azide, which can interfere with direct clearance methods for detecting HDL and LDL cholesterol, ensuring ultimate accuracy and confidence in results.
- Liquid ready-to-use – offering optimum convenience and ease of use
- 100% human serum
- Assayed target values provided
- True third party control
- Stable to expiry date at -20°C to -80°
- Open vial stability of 30 days at 2°C to 8°C