Quality Controls


ACCURUN Controls

Consistent accuracy is non-negotiable.

Serology Controls

  • Specifically formulated as a low level positive sample for manual and automated platforms
  • Ready to use—no reconstitution or special handling required; most stable at refrigerated temperatures
  • Enable your lab to meet compliance requirements of regulatory agencies and professional organizations


Nucleic Acid Controls: our comprehensive line of PCR and hybrid-capture

NAT controls are formulated using intact virus or microorganisms

  • Help your lab monitor all aspects of sample testing—sample lysis and extraction through target or signal amplification to detection
  • Formulated at different levels to effectively challenge assay performance and monitor results at clinical decision points


Genetic Controls: setting a new standard for error detection

  • Muliple alleles per vial allow your lab to run more samples and fewer controls
    • Optimizes instrument capacity, especially for multiplexed assays
  • Eliminate more test errors, run more samples and fewer controls

Cycler Validation

Validation tools for testing PCR thermal cyclers according to legal requirements

Validation tools for testing PCR thermal cyclers according to legal requirements

 Thermal Cycler Validation Kits available for both conventional endpoint PCR and real-time PCR (qPCR) cyclers False negative PCR results are highly critical and might be caused by a defect PCR cycler. Verification of the correct temperature control of the used equipment is usually a stressful issue. To comply with quality management systems is not easy to fulfill for PCR cyclers.


The Traditional/qPCR Thermal Cycler Validation Kits provide temperature sensitive PCR reactions to monitor an upper and lower temperature range in one run. The primer sequences in the Traditional Thermal Cycler Validiation Kit respectively the primer/probe sequences in the qPCR Thermal Cycler Validation Kit in combination with a regular PCR protocol were designed to react extremely sensitive to incorrect temperature control, temperature homogeneity, precision and timing. Amplification will completely drop out at temperature differences of more than 2 °C. The cycler performance is tested at standard PCR settings to reflect most users applications. In addition, the pre-adjusted target concentrations are only amplified at high PCR efficiencies as an additional indicator for accurate temperature control of the thermal cycler.


  • No extra equipment, instrument or software needed.
  • Applicable with any block PCR cycler or qPCR cycler used in a research or industrial quality assurance lab for the reliability testing of instrument performance and reliability.
  • In the qPCR Thermal Cycler Validiation Kit the probes of each amplification system are labeled with different fluorescent dyes (FAM™ and ROX™) to allow individual evaluation of each temperature range.
  • Includes all you need: Freeze-dried primer/probe sets, polymerase, nucleotides and rehydration buffer

Cat.-No. 57-2102
Traditional Thermal Cylcer Validation Kit (6 strips, 8 vials each)

Cat.-No. 57-2103
Traditional Thermal Cylcer Validation Kit (100 reactions)

PCR Thermal Cycler Color Compensation Kit

For real-time PCR (qPCR) thermal cyclers with optical unit equipped with filter sets for FAM™ and ROX™


As real-time qPCR cyclers may vary in their fluorescence detection sensitivity, color compensation experiments must be performed on each specific multiplex PCR instrument. The Color Compensation Kit is designed for generating color compensation files on qPCR cyclers to allow proper interpretation of multiplex experiments. To generate a color compensation object, the labeled calibration dyes are used in an initial color compensation run. The calibration dyes contain labeled oligonucleotides for the determination of crosstalk corresponding to each individual dye being used in a multiplex assay, and a blank reaction buffer without dye for the determination of background fluorescence of the buffer. The result evaluation is performed by measuring the fluorescence signal with your qPCR cycler.

Kit Components

  • Freeze-dried calibration dyes for 3 different wavelengths (FAM, ROX and VIC)
  • Rehydration Buffer

Cat.-No. 57-0010
10 calibrations (25 μl each)

Detection, Prevention & Elimination of Contamination in Cell Cultures + PCR cycler validation

Minerva Biolabs GmbH is a leading biotechnology company for the development and marketing of detection & elimination kits for the control of microbial contamination. The company is based in Berlin. Their core competence lies in the control of mycoplasma, bacteria and viruses in cell cultures and biopharmaceuticals. In addition they employ their specialized kits and reagents as PCR diagnostics of respiratory tract infections and for the detection of legionella in water. They regard it as their function to be your highly competent expert in these specialized areas of contamination control, clinical diagnostics and water diagnostics.

The Mycoplasma Detection Kits employ PCR technology for rapid and reliable detection of more
than 110 Mollicutes species, including Mycoplasma, Acholeplasma and Spiroplasma. All relevant
species known as contaminants in various in situ biologicals including cell cultures, culture media, cell
preparations and virus stocks are detectable. One of the different types will fit each individual customer’s
need for a fast, reliable and time-saving routine monitoring!
Mynox® is a biological agent that integrates selectively into the mycoplasma membrane
and compromises its integrity. The result is an osmotic influx that leads to the complete
disintegration of the mycoplasma membrane. With mycoplasma eradicated, cells can
immediately return to their native morphology and normal proliferation rates.

Onar® Bacteria utilizes the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for highly sensitive detection of
bacterial contamination in various in situ biologicals including cell cultures and virus stocks.
The primer set is specific to a highly conserved region within the 16S ribosomal RNA gene in
the bacteria genome. This allows for detection of all bacteria species tested thus far and usually
encountered as airborne contaminants in cell cultures. Eukaryotic DNA is not amplified by
Onar® Bacteria. The Primer/Nucleotide Reaction Mix already provides an Internal Control DNA as an
essential tool for successfully executed reactions.

ZellShield® protects cell cultures from a broad range of common contaminants.
ZellShield® is active against most intracellular and extracellular growing gram negative and gram
positive bacteria, mycoplasma, protozoon, fungi and yeast.
WaterShield™ protects the water in the reservoir from microbial growth. WaterShield™ can be used in
any kind of laboratory water reservoirs and is compatible with common work surfaces.
Mycoplasma-Off™ is a highly effective solution for cleansing and disinfection of all suitable laboratory
surfaces and apparatus. Mycoplasma-Off™ is outstandingly safe in use possessing not only a
strong mycoplasmacidal effect, but also being effective against bacteria, yeasts and viruses: Mycoplasma-
Off™ has been proven to be effective against bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus,
Enterococcus hirae, Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida albicans,
BVDV, Poliovirus, Adenovirus, Polyomavirus SV40, Norovirus and Vacciniavirus.

The PCR Cycler Check™ kits allow a realistic verification of block and air heated PCR cyclers for installation
qualification (IQ), operational qualification (OQ) and performance qualification (PQ) according
to legal requirements, like ISO 17025, EN 45001, ISO 13485, ISO/TS 20836:2007, GLP, GMP and
The PCR Cycler Check™ series provides temperature sensitive PCR reactions to monitor an upper and
lower temperature range in one PCR reaction. The primer sequences and the PCR protocol were designed
to react extremely sensitive on fluctuations of more than 2 °C within the cycler protocol with a drop
out of amplification. This way the temperature homogeneity, the precision of the temperature control
and the timing can be verified. In addition, the pre-adjusted target concentrations are only amplified at
high PCR efficiencies as an additional indicator for accurate temperature control of the thermal cycler.

AquaScreen® is a test system for quantitative detection of water pathogens. AquaScreen® combines
water filtration, lysis of the collected microorganisms, DNA extraction and elution of the DNA in minimal
volumes ready for subsequent PCR analysis.

Food Control™ kit series includes Food Control™ qPCR, Food Control™ LFA and Food Control™ LFA+
PCR kits for fast and reliable detection of foodborne pathogens via real-time PCR or via our proprietary
Lateral Flow Assay (LFA) technology, respectively. Food Control™ qPCR is a diagnostic system for easy
determination of contamination degree in agricultural or food industry via real-time PCR. LFA technology
provides stripes as an easy read-out making DNA gels obsolete and in combination with our LFA+
cartridges and pre-cast chambers provide maximum contamination prevention. Food Control™ kits can
be combined with our optimized DNA extraction system ExtractNow™ Food Control.

We offer our highly effective decontamination products WaterShield™, Lab Clean™, PCR Clean™ and
PCR Clean™ Wipes in order to help you to protect your research. Watershield™ is a disinfection additive
for incubators and water baths and is active against a broad range of typical water contaminations from
bacteria, mycoplasma, protozoan, algae, fungi and yeast. Water exchange is conveniently indicated by
a diminishing blue stain. Lab Clean™ is a large area decontamination solution useful for floors preventing
room-to-room spreading of e.g. DNA carry over or trace amounts of DNA, keeping your lab “DNAload”
low if regularly applied. Finally, protect your PCR experiments from e.g. carry over or DNases and
RNases using PCR Clean™ or PCR Clean™ Wipes highly effective surface decontamination reagents.

Molecular Controls

Molecular Controls & QCMD Past Panels

Qnostics’ Molecular ‘Q’ Controls are positive run controls intended to help laboratories monitor their molecular diagnostic assay on a run to run basis within customer derived limits.

Product Code(s)

Product: ‘Q’ Control
Pathogen: Adenovirus

Product: Molecular ‘Q’ Panel
Pathogen: Adenovirus

Product: ‘Q’ Control
Pathogen: BK Virus

Product: Molecular ‘Q’ Panel
Pathogen: BK Virus

Product: ‘Q’ Control
Pathogen: Cytomegalovirus

Product: Molecular ‘Q’ Panel
Pathogen: Cytomegalovirus

Product: ‘Q’ Control
Pathogen: Epstein-Barr Virus

Product: Molecular ‘Q’ Panel
Pathogen: Epstein-Barr Virus

Product: ‘Q’ Control
Pathogen: Human Herpes Virus 6

Product: Molecular ‘Q’ Panel
Pathogen: Human Herpes Virus 6

Product: ‘Q’ Control
Pathogen: Human Herpes Virus 1

Product: Molecular ‘Q’ Panel
Pathogen: Human Herpes Virus 1

Product: ‘Q’ Control
Pathogen: Human Herpes Virus 2

Product: Molecular ‘Q’ Panel
Pathogen: Human Herpes Virus 2

Product: ‘Q’ Control
Pathogen: Influenza A Virus

Product: ‘Q’ Control
Pathogen: Influenza B Virus

Product: ‘Q’ Control
Pathogen: Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Product: ‘Q’ Control
Pathogen: JC Virus

Product: Molecular ‘Q’ Panel
Pathogen: JC Virus

Product: ‘Q’ Control
Pathogen: Parainfluenza Virus

Product: ‘Q’ Control
Pathogen: Varicella Zoster Virus

Product: Molecular ‘Q’ Panel
Pathogen: Varicella Zoster Virus

QCMD Past EQA/PT Panels

External Quality Assessment (EQA) / Proficiency Testing (PT) is recognized within ISO15189:2012 as an essential part of a laboratory’s quality management. It helps monitor and improve quality within the laboratory

  • Adenovirus
  • Aspergillus
  • B19
  • Borrelia burgdorferi
  • BK virus
  • Bordetella pertussis
  • Candida albicans
  • Chlamydia trachomatis A
  • Chlamydia trachomatis B
  • Chlamydophila pneumoniae & Mycoplasma pneumoniae
  • Clostridium difficile
  • Cytomegalovirus Dried Blood Spot
  • Cytomegalovirus Whole Blood
  • Cytomegalovirus
  • Coronavirus
  • Dengue Virus
  • Enterovirus
  • Epstein Barr virus
  • ENVA HIV Drug Resistance
  • ENVA HIV Drug Resistance Typing (Integrase)
  • Extended Spectrum β-lactamase and Carbapenemase
  • Viral Gastroenteritis
  • Bacterial Gastroenteritis
  • Parasitic Gastroenteritis
  • Hepatitis A virus
  • Hepatitis B virus
  • Hepatitis B virus Drug Resistance
  • Hepatitis B virus Genotype
  • Hepatitis C virus
  • Hepatitis C virus Genotype
  • Hepatitis C virus Drug Resistance
  • Hepatitis E virus
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus DNA B
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus RNA A
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus RNA B
  • Herpes Simplex Virus
  • Human Papillomavirus
  • Human Herpes virus 6
  • Influenza virus A and B
  • Influenza Haemaglutinin typing
  • JC virus
  • JC virus and BK virus
  • Legionella pneumophila
  • MALDI-TOF Bacterial
  • Metapneumovirus
  • Methicillin Resistant S. aureus
  • Methicillin Resistant S. aureus SPA
  • Methicillin Resistant S. aureus Typing
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae
  • Norovirus
  • Parechovirus RNA
  • Parainfluenzavirus
  • Respiratory Syncytial virus
  • Rhinovirus
  • Toxoplasma gondii
  • Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci
  • Varicella-Zoster virus
  • West Nile virus

Trombofilie MDx pakket

Extractie, PCR en controles

De ELITechGroup kan u een totaalpakket aanbieden voor de detectie van o.a. factor II, factor V Leiden en MTHFR mutaties.

Voor de extractie kunnen wij u bijvoorbeeld onze compacte benchtop ELITe STAR leveren (CE-IVD). Per run kan dit systeem DNA (en RNA) isoleren van 12 samples, direct vanuit de primaire buis.

Meer informatie over de ELITe STAR


PCR Assays
De assays zijn kant-en-klaar en compleet verpakt als kit. Onze assays zijn gebaseerd op onze eigen gepatenteerde MGB-technologie.

Meer informatie over de assays.


Ter controle van uw PCR bieden wij u in samenwerking met Seracare een onafhankelijke controle voor zowel FII, FV en MTHFR.

Meer informatie over de controles