ProteinChip SELDI system qualification and calibration kits ensure that the ProteinChip SELDI reader, Personal or Enterprise edition, is operating at optimal conditions. These kits improve the reproducibility and reliability of your SELDI data using the same products and techniques that are used for testing by Bio-Rad quality control and system service teams. The kits use special ProteinChip arrays developed specifically to test and calibrate the ProteinChip SELDI reader. These unique arrays are prespotted with matrix and standards and are ready to use.
Use the qualification and calibration kits to:
- Stabilize the reader's detector output over time with automatic reader adjustments using the ProteinChip detector calibration array
- Satisfy requirements for regulated environments using the ProteinChip operational qualification (OQ) kit
- Ensure valid data collection by qualifying the reader on a regular basis using the ProteinChip OQ kit or the ProteinChip system check kit
ProteinChip Detector Calibration Kit
The ProteinChip detector calibration kit includes a ProteinChip detector calibration array, which provides data that the ProteinChip SELDI reader uses to automatically adjust the detector voltage. Adjustments help to maintain a constant gain, stabilizing the output over the detector's lifetime.
ProteinChip OQ Kit
The ProteinChip OQ kit is designed for use in regulated laboratories. Use this kit to generate reports that show reader compliance to nine operational specifications for sensitivity, resolution, and mass accuracy. The ProteinChip OQ kit includes ProteinChip detector calibration arrays to automatically adjust and help stabilize the detector's output over time. Each kit delivers 12 weeks of testing and calibration.
ProteinChip System Check Kit
The ProteinChip system check kit generates reports that show reader compliance to four operational specifications for sensitivity and resolution.
ProteinChip Peptide Mass Calibration Kit
The ProteinChip peptide mass calibration kit performs mass calibrations using an array prespotted with seven peptide calibrants. The kit can be used multiple times to ensure proper instrument mass accuracy.