Each AtheNA Multi-Lyte® Test System contains a bead mix which includes a non-specific control (NSC) bead designed to measure non-specific interactions. If there is too much activity on the NSC bead, Intra-Well Calibration Technology® will invalidate that particular result.
Proper collection and storage of a patient serum sample plays a very important role in producing accurate and consistent test results when utilizing a ZEUS Scientific Test System: ZEUS IFA™, ZEUS ELISA™ and ZEUS AtheNA Multi-Lyte®.
The AtheNA Multi-Lyte® control values should not be expected to remain consistent from lot to lot. With every different test system lot number, different control values and ranges should be expected and are common.
The AtheNA Multi-Lyte® Test System software provides several Control Graph options. Each one will enables the user to generate and print a graph for each control (kit or in-house) of a selected Test System.
BioTek filter plate washers may require adjustments in order to compensate for wear and filter plate variability. The optimization of wash aspiration pressure and length of aspiration time will ensure optimal AtheNA Multi-Lyte® read times.
When performing the AtheNA Multi-Lyte® Test System procedure wash step on a manual filter plate washer, it is critical that the Washer being used is properly set up to ensure optimal assay read times and results.
Follow the guidelines outlined here to ensure that the manual filter plate washer is properly set up.