NATtrol™ MRSA Positive Control (6 X 0.5 mL)
The NATtrol™ Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Positive Control is an unassayed in vitro diagnostic external run control intended to be used with qualitative molecular assays for detection of nucleic acids from this organism. The control is intended to be used as an aid to diagnosis in that it is used to verify performance of the assays used to detect a physiological or pathological state. The routine and repetitive use of external run controls enables laboratories to monitor daily test variation, lot-to-lot test kit performance, individual operator variation, and can provide assistance in identifying increases in random or systemic errors. NATtrol™ MRSA Positive Control contains intact organisms and should be run in a manner identical to that used for clinical specimens. The control does not have an assigned value and it is the responsibility of the end user to establish their own target specifications for the control using their laboratory’s molecular procedures.
PRODUCT SUMMARY AND EXPLANATION:
NATtrol™ MRSA Positive Control is formulated with purified, intact MRSA bacterium that have been chemically modified to render them non-infectious and refrigerator stable*. Each NATtrol™ MRSA Positive Control contains 6 x 0.5 mL vials of NATtrolTM MRSA formulated in a Purified Protein Matrix that is fully commutable with true clinical specimens.
The NATtrol™ MRSA Positive Control contains MRSA cells inactivated by ZeptoMetrix’s patented NATtrol™ process formulated in a proprietary purified protein matrix that mimics the composition of a true clinical specimen. These are full process controls designed to monitor the effectiveness of extraction, amplification, and detection in nucleic acid testing procedures. These controls are suitable for use in in-house molecular assays and commercially available platforms.
Although NATtrol™ MRSA Positive Control contains inactivated microorganisms, handling and disposal should be conducted as if materials are potentially infectious.
This control contains material of human and animal origin and the user should observe Universal Precautions when handling and disposing of this product. Disposal must follow local regulations, if more stringent than regulations enforced by the CDC or the FDA.
Do not pipette by mouth.
To avoid cross-contamination, use separate transfer pipettes or tips for all materials.
Do not use beyond the expiration date shown on the label.
If product is received damaged or leaking, contact ZeptoMetrix for instructions.
NOT FOR USE IN HUMANS:
These products are NOT intended for use in the manufacture or processing of injectable products subject to licensure under section 351 of the Public Health Service Act or for any other product intended for administration to humans.
NATtrol™ MRSA Positive Control should be stored at 2-8°C.
When stored as directed, controls are suitable for use for up to 56 days (8 weeks) once opened.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE:
Vortex NATtrol™ MRSA Positive Control vials for 10 seconds to mix.
Follow the manufacturer instructions for use as a clinical sample.
NATtrol™ MRSA Positive Controls are USA FDA Class 1 exempt, unassayed, external run controls intended for in vitro diagnostic use and are for professional use only. NATtrol™ MRSA Positive Controls are not intended for use as a substitute for the internal controls provided by in vitro diagnostic kit manufacturers. Quality control materials should be used in accordance with local, state, federal and accreditation requirements.
NATtrol™ MRSA Positive Control tested positive for MRSA on the Xpert® MRSA/SA BC Assay.
Product homogeneity has been demonstrated by validation studies and quality control testing.
Each laboratory must evaluate the controls and establish their own acceptance criteria.