Globally, millions of people are tested for infectious diseases every year. The implications of reporting either a false positive or a false negative can be devastating to the patient. Accurate and sensitive diagnostics are necessary to confirm that laboratories are providing patients with proper testing results.

Utilizing ZeptoMetrix® NATtrol™ Controls on a consistent basis helps to monitor testing performance and provides additional confidence in the quality and reliability of laboratory operations.

NATtrol™ (Nucleic Acid Testing Control) products are the industry’s preferred standard for molecular diagnostics testing and can be used as independent (third party) quality control materials. NATtrol™ products are prepared from purified microorganisms that are grown in either cell culture, microbial culture or isolated from the plasma of infected individuals.

The NATtrol™ treatment modifies the surface proteins and renders the organisms non-infectious and refrigerator stable, while retaining the complete genome. The inactivation of organisms is verified by absence of growth in either validated tissue culture-based infectivity assays or in validated growth protocols (as applicable)

  • Non-infectious and refrigerator stable
  • Mimics a true patient sample
  • Purified, intact, non-synthetic whole organisms
  • Full process controls to monitor extraction and amplification steps
  • Available in different formats (single or multiple analytes)
  • Can be used across various molecular testing platforms and assays
  • Traceable to WHO International Standards (where available)
  • 12-24 months shelf life
  • Broad patent coverage* and/or pending patents

Frequent use of NATtrol™ Controls may be used to:

  • Train and monitor laboratory personnel
  • Evaluate lot-to-lot consistency of test kits and assay reagents
  • Monitor daily variations in reported results
  • Provide unbiased, independent testing proficiency Assessment
  • Provide consistent, reliable and accurate Quality Control solutions
  • Assist in identifying laboratory trends
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