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K-Check tablet serum control

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Has anyone found a QC material to use with the K-check tablet?  we are currently using urine controls but the bulk of our ketone testing is on serum.  Bio-Rad makes one for use on some chemistry analyzer but when I talked to them about it they said it was unsuitable for the K-check tablet stating that it made a speckled pattern on the tablet rather than the solid purple a positive patient would leave.  JCAHO seems to be concerned about "matrix" as we found out 20 years ago when we were only using urine controls for pregnancy kit tests.  Thanks

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We have been using K-check tablets since the Acetest tablets were discontinued.  We had been using MAS Urine controls for the Acetest and back then, MAS did not have ranges for the K-Check.  I did a study between the two methods as they recommended.  Now MAS has ranges and we still use those controls for the K-check and acetone testing.  We have always used urine controls and at not point did we use serum controls.  We mostly do serum acetone testing as well.  There is a procedure in the K-check package insert for making a positive control but it does not indiciate that you need to use serum for controls.  Hope that helps :)

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On ‎6‎/‎21‎/‎2017 at 9:23 AM, Moyer said:

We have been using K-check tablets since the Acetest tablets were discontinued.  We had been using MAS Urine controls for the Acetest and back then, MAS did not have ranges for the K-Check.  I did a study between the two methods as they recommended.  Now MAS has ranges and we still use those controls for the K-check and acetone testing.  We have always used urine controls and at not point did we use serum controls.  We mostly do serum acetone testing as well.  There is a procedure in the K-check package insert for making a positive control but it does not indiciate that you need to use serum for controls.  Hope that helps :)

Thanks Moyer yes I read the insert and actually talked to a nice gentleman there about the same thing as the instructions in the insert basically are what the urine control would be.  He told me I could experiment with different volumes of acetone in ketone free serum and develop my own control  but that seems like a lot of work and extra use of the tablet.  Our pathologist just said to wait and see what JCAHO said if they indeed say anything. 

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