I would like to start using the QuikRead go wrCRP tests. Which instrument software version I need on my QuikRead go instrument?
You should have the version 7.5.1.
I have updated my QuikRead go instrument into version 7.5.1 to start using the QuikRead go wrCRP test. However, now I noticed I have still some QuikRead go CRP kits in fridge. Can I use these kits still after the software update?
Yes, in addition to the QuikRead go wrCRP tests, you can use the QuikRead go CRP and QuikRead go CRP+Hb kits with the QuikRead go instrument software version 7.5.1.
I accidentally left a QuikRead go wrCRP kit at room temperature for a weekend. Can I still use it?
Yes, you can use the kit. The unopened kit can be stored at cool or room temperature (2 - 25 ºC) until the expiry date marked on the kit label. After the first opening of the kit components, the cuvettes can be kept at room temperature (18 - 25) for 3 months. The reagent caps for 6 months. See more information in the package insert.
What happens if I accidentally use the 20 µl capillaries with the QuikRead go wrCRP test?
It is important to use only the 10 µl capillaries with orange stripe, which are inside the QuikRead go wrCRP test kit. The 20 µl capillaries have a blue stripe and are to be used with QuikRead go CRP test only. The instrument measures the haematocrit value and above the upper limit (75%), it will not give results. If you dispense twice the amount of sample, the instrument thinks the haematocrit value is double what it actually is. The HCT correction is able to correct only those sample results, which have hematocrit below 37.5%.