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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The JRC released three new Certified Reference Materials (CRMs) applicable for in-vitro diagnostics to monitor the function and state of heart, liver and soft tissues.
The three CRMs were produced by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre in close collaboration with the International Federation for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC). These materials - ERM®-AD455k/IFCC, ERM®-AD454k/IFCC and ERM®-AD453k/IFCC - are certified for the catalytic activity concentration of creatine kinase (CK), alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and lactate dehydrogenase (LD). The catalytic activity concentrations of these enzymes are frequently measured by clinical laboratories for the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction, diseases affecting the integrity of liver cells and the progress of conditions causing tissue damage. All three materials were produced following ISO Guide 34:2009 and support the implementation of European Directive 98/79/EC on In Vitro Diagnostics and the requirement to make clinical measurements traceable to reference materials and/or reference methods.
Further details on the CRMs ERM®-AD455k/IFCC, ERM®-AD454k/IFCC and ERM®-AD453k/IFCC can be found in the certificates and certification reports available in our on-line catalogue: ERM®-AD455k/IFCC, ERM®-AD454k/IFCC and ERM®-AD453k/IFCC