The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that the agency’s command center is going to its highest level of alert, a measure reflecting growing concern about the prospect of Zika virus gaining a foothold in the mainland U.S.(Read More Here)
Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon.(Read More Here)
When evaluating a new control lot number for your instrument you must run testing in parallel with your old control lot number. In this way you confirm the new lot number of control is working appropriately. It is recommended that you run at least 20 values of each control; one set of normal and abnormal controls daily for 20 testing days. You must also confirm that the values recovered and established for your instrument are within the acceptable ranges listed on the manufacturer’s package insert for the control material.