January 2018

LGC announces product enhancement to VALIDATE® THY linearity and calibration verification kit with addition of Free Triiodothyronine (FT3)

LGC Maine Standards announces enhancement to VALIDATE® THY linearity and calibration verification kit (SKUs: 901bc or 901re), by adding Free Triiodothyronine (FT3) as a component of Total Triiodothyronine (TT3).  The VALIDATE THY kit, in a human serum matrix, evaluates Cortisol (CORT), Free Thyroxine (FT4), Free Triiodothyronine (FT3), Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), Total Thyroxine (TT4), and Total Triiodothyronine (TT3).  Each VALIDATE THY kit, liquid and ready-to-use, prepared using the CLSI EP06-A “equal delta” sample preparation, offers five distinct concentrations covering the reportable range. Simply dispense the product from each dropper bottle, directly into five sample cups, and run in replicates.
Release of VALIDATE THY, with Free Triiodothyronine (FT3), allows clinical laboratories with Beckman Coulter, Roche cobas® or other commonly used chemistry systems to complete their required Thyroid linearity and calibration verification and maximize the reportable range while minimizing manual dilutions.  Use of this product, while augmenting daily QC, assists with fulfilling various quality control requirements for linearity and calibration verification under CLIA, CAP, COLA, JCAHO, JCI and ISO 15189.
The addition of VALIDATE THY, with Free Triiodothyronine (FT3), to the LGC Maine Standards expanding portfolio of products demonstrates a continued commitment to manufacture high-quality linearity and calibration verification products that meet industry needs.
LGC Maine Standards is located in Cumberland Foreside, Maine and manufactures VALIDATE linearity and calibration verification kits for over one hundred analytes, including General Chemistries, Urine Chemistries, Enzymes, Lipids, HbA1c, Therapeutic Drugs, Cardiac Markers, Thyroids, Serum Proteins, Vitamin D, Tumor Markers, Anemia, Fertility, Hemostasis and Whole Blood Glucose. 
LGC Maine Standards MSDRx® data reduction software is available at no charge for real-time data analysis or a laboratory can send their data to LGC Maine Standards where a technical specialist will complete the data analysis and return a report within five business days.