Randox Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Kits and Quality Controls
Product News Feb 26, 2010
Randox Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) kits offer determination of drugs in a patient’s blood, ensuring they receive the effective dosage of medication with the least possible toxicity. Tests include digoxin, gentamicin, lithium, phenytoin, theophylline, valproic acid, phenobarbital and carbamazepine.
These assays are available on a wide range of clinical analysers, are easy to use and guarantee reproducibility of results.
Randox claims to provide tests for therapeutic drugs that work best over a very small range. The window between the patient under and overdosing is so small the drug must be closely monitored. Insufficient levels mean the drug is not effective and excessive levels can lead to toxicity, tissue damage and complications for the patient. Monitoring these drugs is therefore very important, especially in cases where patients take more than one medication, as these can often interact.
Therapeutic drug quality controls are also available from Randox. These controls, which are 100% human in origin, contain a comprehensive menu of 18 analytes with method specific target values and ranges quoted for the most common instruments and methods.