ePlex BCID-GP Control M323 v1.1

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  • ePlex BCID-GP Control M323 v1.1
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Description

MMQCI ePlex BCID-GP Control Panel M323 v1.1
Part Number: M323v1.1
Kit Contains:
12 tubes x 50 μL
3 each Positive A, Positive B1, Positive C & Negative

ePlex BCID-GP Control M323 v1.1

INTENDED USE:

The ePlex BCID-GP Control M323 v1.1 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 the gram-positive pathogens: Bacillus cereus group, Bacillus subtilis group, Corynebacterium, Cutibacterium acnes (P.acnes), Enterococcus, Enterococcus faecalis, Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus, Listeria, Listeria monocytogenes, Micrococcus, Staphylococcus, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Staphylococcus lugdunensis, Streptococcus, Streptococcus agalactiae, Streptococcus anginosus group, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes; Pan targets: Pan Candida and Pan GramNegative; and resistance genes: mecA, mecC, vanA and vanB on the ePlex® Blood Culture Identification Gram-Positive (BCID-GP) Panel performed on the ePlex System (GenMark Diagnostics, Inc.). The ePlex BCID-GP Control M323 v1.1 is composed of synthetic DNA specifically designed for and intended to be used solely with the ePlex BCID-GP Panel assay. This product is not intended to replace manufacturer controls provided with the device.

PRODUCT SUMMARY and PRINCIPLE:

ePlex BCID-GP Control M323 v1.1 is composed of 4 controls, ePlex BCID-GP Positive A, ePlex BCID-GP Positive B1, ePlex BCID-GP Positive C, and ePlex BCID-GP Negative. The ePlex BCID-GP Control M323 v1.1 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-GP 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-GP Control M323 v1.1 is comprised of 12 tubes, 3 tubes of each positive control, A, B1, and C, and 3 tubes of negative control, 50μL each. The ePlex BCID-GP Positive controls contain synthetic DNA suspended in a noninfectious solution of buffers, preservatives and stabilizers. Table 1. lists the pathogens and resistance genes that are monitored by the ePlex BCID-GP Control M323 v1.1 when tested by the ePlex BCID-GP Panel on the ePlex System.

STORAGE and STABILITY:

ePlex BCID-GP Control M323 v1.1 should be stored refrigerated at 2-8°C. Unopened ePlex BCID-GP Control M323 v1.1 material is stable through the expiration date printed on the kit label when continuously stored refrigerated. ePlex BCID-GP Control M323 v1.1 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-GP Control M323 v1.1 is only for use with ePlex BCID-GP 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-GP Panel.
  • This product does not contain any biological material of human or animal origin. Universal Precautions are NOT required when handling this product.
  • ePlex BCID-GP Control M323 v1.1 cannot be cloned, sold, or transferred without the explicit written consent of MMQCI.
  • Quality control materials should be used in accordance with local, state, federal regulations and accreditation requirements.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE:

For complete ePlex BCID-GP Panel instructions, refer to the ePlex BCID-GP 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-GP Panel test on the ePlex System as you would a patient sample. Note: Sample can be pre-defined as External Control to generate a BCIDGP 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 BCIDGP Panel on the ePlex System. The laboratory should follow Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and establish its own performance characteristics for ePlex BCID-GP Control M323 v1.1 in demonstrating adequate system performance.

Table 1. Expected Results: ePlex BCID-GP Control M323 v1.1

 

Control Name

ePlex BCID-GP

Positive A

ePlex BCID-GP

Positive B1

ePlex BCID-GP

Positive C

ePlex BCID-GP

Negative

Part Number

M32437

M33737

M33837

M50237

Gram-Positive Pathogen

Result

Bacillus cereus group

Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Bacillus subtilis group

Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Corynebacterium

Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Cutibacterium acnes (P.

acnes)

Not Detected

Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Enterococcus

Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Enterococcus faecalis

Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Enterococcus faecium

Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Lactobacillus

Not Detected

Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Listeria

Not Detected

Detected

Detected

Not Detected

Listeria monocytogenes

Not Detected

Not Detected

Detected

Not Detected

Micrococcus

Not Detected

Not Detected

Detected

Not Detected

Staphylococcus

Not Detected

Detected

Detected

Not Detected

Staphylococcus aureus

Not Detected

Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Staphylococcus epidermidis

Not Detected

Not Detected

Detected

Not Detected

Staphylococcus lugdunensis

Not Detected

Not Detected

Detected

Not Detected

Streptococcus

Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Streptococcus agalactiae

Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Streptococcus anginosus group

Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Streptococcus pneumoniae

Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Streptococcus pyogenes

Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Pan Targets

Result

Pan Candida

Not Detected

Detected

Not Detected

Not Detected

Pan Gram-Negative

Not Detected

Not Detected

Detected

Not Detected

Resistance Gene

Result

mecA

N/A

Not Detected

Detected

N/A

mecC

N/A

Detected

Not Detected

N/A

vanA

Detected

N/A

N/A

N/A

vanB

Detected

N/A

N/A

N/A

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

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    ePlex BCID-GP Control M323 v1.1

    Posted by MMQC on 11th Jun 2021

    The ePlex BCID-GP Control M323 v1.1 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 the gram-positive pathogens: Bacillus cereus group, Bacillus subtilis group, Corynebacterium, Cutibacterium acnes (P.acnes), Enterococcus, Enterococcus faecalis, Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus, Listeria, Listeria monocytogenes, Micrococcus, Staphylococcus, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Staphylococcus lugdunensis, Streptococcus, Streptococcus agalactiae, Streptococcus anginosus group, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes; Pan targets: Pan Candida and Pan Gram-Negative; and resistance genes: mecA, mecC, vanA and vanB on the ePlex® Blood Culture Identification Gram-Positive (BCID-GP) Panel performed on the ePlex System (GenMark Diagnostics, Inc.). The ePlex BCID-GP Control M323 v1.1 is composed of synthetic DNA specifically designed for and intended to be used solely with the ePlex BCID-GP Panel assay. This product is not intended to replace manufacturer controls provided with the device.

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