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BD Trucount™ Controls

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BD TruCOUNT™ Control beads are designed for use with in vitro diagnostic products such as BD TriTEST™ reagents and a suitably equipped flow cytometer for use as a control for certain elements of the absolute counting process. Specifically, a control bead value that is outside the expected range could indicate an error in pipetting or a problem with the value from the Absolute Count Beads. TruCOUNT Control beads are not intended as a substitute for a cellular control. TruCOUNT Controls can be used with the FACS Loader.

Preparation And Storage

TruCOUNT Control beads are sensitive to compensation, specifically in FL2–%FL1. If lyse/no-wash procedures are not employed, care must be taken to ensure FL2 brightness is adequate. Store at 2° to 8°C. Do not use after expiration date on vial.

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Citations & References
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Development References (6)

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  4. Nicholson J, Browning S, Orloff S, McDougal J. Inactivation of HIV-infected H9 cells in whole blood preparations by lysing/fixing reagents used in flow cytometry. J Immunol Methods. 1993; 160:215-218. (Biology).
  5. Procedures for the Collection of Diagnostic Blood Specimens by Venipuncture. 1991. (Biology).
  6. Protection of Laboratory Workers from Infectious Disease Transmitted by Blood, Body Fluids, and Tissue: Tentative Guideline. NCCLS document M29-T2. (Biology).
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Comparisons, where applicable, are made against older BD Technology, manual methods or are general performance claims.  Comparisons are not made against non-BD technologies, unless otherwise noted.

For In Vitro Diagnostics Use.