Application Note: Why use Multichem™ Third Party Controls?
9 December 2019

Multichem™ Third Party Controls have distinct advantages over kit controls that are linked into reagent/calibrator/analyser systems in that these kit controls are designed for use only on their own test systems. More importantly, kit controls are often manufactured from the same materials as the calibrators. Consequently, the control may mimic the calibrator, making it less sensitive to changes in device performance. This can lead to acceptance of patient test results with analytical error that could be medically important. Often times a laboratory using an instrument manufacturer or kit control may receive a different control lot with each new reagent lot. This does not provide the laboratory with the benefits of long-term QC monitoring.