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ePlex BCID-GN Control M326

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Description

MMQCI ePlex BCID-GN Control Panel M326
Part Number: M326
Kit Contains:
12 tubes x 50 μL
3 each Positive A, Positive B, Positive C & Negative

ePlex BCID-GN Control M326 Datasheet

INTENDED USE:

The ePlex BCID-GN Control M326 is intended for use as an external positive and negative assayed quality control to monitor the performance of in vitro laboratory nucleic acid testing procedures for the qualitative detection of gram-negative pathogens: Acinetobacter baumannii, Bacteroides fragilis, Citrobacter, Cronobacter sakazakii, Enterobacter (non-cloacae complex), Enterobacter cloacae complex, Escherichia coli, Fusobacterium necrophorum, Fusobacterium nucleatum, Haemophilus influenzae, Klebsiella oxytoca, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Morganella morganii, Neisseria meningitidis, Proteus, Proteus mirabilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella, Serratia, Serratia marcescens, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia; Pan targets: Pan Candida, Pan Gram-Positive; and resistance genes: CTX-M, IMP, KPC, NDM, OXA and VIM on the ePlex® Blood Culture Identification Gram-Negative (BCID-GN) Panel performed on the ePlex System (GenMark Diagnostics, Inc.). The ePlex BCID-GN Control M326 is composed of synthetic DNA specifically designed for and intended to be used solely with the ePlex BCID-GN Panel assay. This product is not intended to replace manufacturer controls provided with the device.

PRODUCT SUMMARY and PRINCIPLE:

ePlex BCID-GN Control M326 is composed of 4 controls, ePlex BCID-GN Positive A, ePlex BCID-GN Positive B, ePlex BCID-GN Positive C and ePlex BCID-GN Negative. The ePlex BCID-GN Control M326 positive controls contain surrogate control material composed of synthetic DNA corresponding to genome segments of pathogens and resistance genes listed in Table 1. ePlex BCID-GN Negative contains no DNA.

Routine use of quality controls that are consistent lot to lot assists the laboratory in identifying shifts, trends, and increased frequency of random errors caused by variations in the test system, such as failing reagents. Early investigation can prevent failed assay runs.

COMPOSITION:

ePlex BCID-GN Control M326 is comprised of 12 tubes, 3 tubes of each positive control, A, B and C, and 3 tubes of negative control, 50μL each. The ePlex BCID-GN Positive controls contain synthetic DNA suspended in a non-infectious solution of buffers, preservatives and stabilizers. Table 1 lists the pathogens and resistance genes that are monitored by the ePlex BCID-GN Control M326 when tested by the ePlex BCID-GN Panel on the ePlex System.

STORAGE and STABILITY:

ePlex BCID-GN Control M326 should be stored refrigerated at 2-8°C. Unopened ePlex BCID-GN Control M326 material is stable through the expiration date printed on the kit label when continuously stored refrigerated. ePlex BCID-GN Control M326 components are for single use. Discard after use according to your local and federal regulations.

PRECAUTIONS and WARNINGS:

  • Use the control as provided. Do not dilute or transfer to another tube.
  • This product is intended for in vitro analytical testing and is provided for Research Use Only, not for use in diagnostic procedures.
  • ePlex BCID-GN Control M326 is only for use with ePlex BCID-GN Panel on the ePlex System. It does not contain the entire genome of the pathogens listed in Table 1.
  • This product is not intended for use as a substitute for the internal controls provided in ePlex BCID-GN Panel.
  • This product does not contain any biological material of human or animal origin. Universal Precautions are NOT required when handling this product.
  • Due to the sensitivity of the ePlex BCID-GN Panel test, it is important when handling the ePlex BCID-GN Control M326 to adhere to all precautions to prevent contamination.
  • Quality control materials should be used in accordance with local, state, federal regulations and accreditation requirements.
  • ePlex BCID-GN Control M326 cannot be cloned, sold, or transferred without the explicit written consent of MMQCI.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE:

For complete ePlex BCID-GN Panel instructions, refer to the ePlex BCID-GN Panel package insert provided by GenMark Diagnostics, Inc.

  1. Allow the control to be tested to come completely to room temperature (18° – 25°C).
  2. Immediately before use thoroughly mix the control by flicking the tube several times, followed by vortexing for 5-10 seconds. Shake the tube down or tap it on bench to remove any droplets remaining in the cap.
  3. Use a calibrated pipette to aspirate 50µL of control and transfer into the cartridge sample port chamber.
  4. Continue to process and analyze the control with the ePlex BCID-GN Panel test on the ePlex System as you would a patient sample. Note: Sample can be pre-defined as External Control to generate a BCID-GN External Control Report. Refer to ePlex Operator Manual for more information on defining external controls on ePlex System.
  5. Discard controls after use according to your local and federal regulations.

EXPECTED VALUES:

Table 1 lists the expected results when the controls are tested with ePlex BCID-GN Panel on the ePlex System. The laboratory should follow Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and establish its own performance characteristics for ePlex BCID-GN Control M326 in demonstrating adequate system performance.

Table 1. Expected Results: ePlex BCID-GN Control M326

 

Control Name

ePlex BCID-GN

Positive A

ePlex BCID-GN

Positive B

ePlex BCID-GN

Positive C

ePlex BCID-GN

Negative

Part Number

M32737

M32837

M32937

M50337

Gram-Negative Pathogen

 

Result

 

Acinetobacter baumannii

Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Bacteroides fragilis

Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Citrobacter

Not Detected

Not Detected

Detected

Not Detected

Cronobacter sakazakii

Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Enterobacter (non-

cloacae complex)

Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Enterobacter cloacae

complex

Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Escherichia coli

Not Detected

Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Fusobacterium

necrophorum

Not Detected

Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Fusobacterium

nucleatum

Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Haemophilus influenzae

Not Detected

Not Detected

Detected

Not Detected

Klebsiella oxytoca

Not Detected

Not Detected

Detected

Not Detected

Klebsiella pneumoniae

Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Morganella morganii

Not Detected

Not Detected

Detected

Not Detected

Neisseria meningitidis

Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Proteus

Not Detected

Detected

Detected

Not Detected

Proteus mirabilis

Not Detected

Not Detected

Detected

Not Detected

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Not Detected

Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Salmonella

Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Serratia

Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Serratia marcescens

Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Stenotrophomonas

maltophilia

Not Detected

Not Detected

Detected

Not Detected

Pan Targets

 

Result

 

Pan Candida

Not Detected

Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Pan Gram-Positive

Not Detected

Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Resistance Gene

 

Result

 

CTX-M

Not Detected

Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

IMP

Not Detected

Not Detected

Detected

Not Detected

KPC

Not Detected

Not Detected

Detected

Not Detected

NDM

Not Detected

Not Detected

Detected

Not Detected

OXA

Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

VIM

Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Notice: ePlex is a registered trademark of GenMark Diagnostics, Inc.

 

 

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    ePlex BCID-GN Control M326

    Posted by MMQC on 10th Jun 2021

    The ePlex BCID-GN Control M326 is intended for use as an external positive and negative quality control to monitor the performance of in vitro laboratory nucleic acid testing procedures for the qualitative detection of gram-negative pathogens: Acinetobacter baumannii, Bacteroides fragilis, Citrobacter, Cronobacter sakazakii, Enterobacter (non-cloacae complex), Enterobacter cloacae complex, Escherichia coli, Fusobacterium necrophorum, Fusobacterium nucleatum, Haemophilus influenzae, Klebsiella oxytoca, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Morganella morganii, Neisseria meningitidis, Proteus, Proteus mirabilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella, Serratia, Serratia marcescens, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia; Pan targets: Pan Candida, Pan Gram-Positive; and resistance genes: CTX-M, IMP, KPC, NDM, OXA and VIM on the ePlex® Blood Culture Identification Gram-Negative (BCID-GN) Panel performed on the ePlex System (GenMark Diagnostics, Inc.). The ePlex BCID-GN Control M326 is composed of synthetic DNA specifically designed for and intended to be used solely with the ePlex BCID-GN Panel assay.

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