Inform physicians with the facts.

Knowing the facts is only half of the story. Find out best practices to mitigate interference risk.

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Inform physicians with the facts.

Knowing the facts is only half of the story. Find out best practices to mitigate interference risk.

Need help educating physicians?

DOWNLOAD TOOL KIT

Need help educating physicians?

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Physician education is key to mitigating risk

You and the physicians you support have always relied on our assays as an important part of the full clinical picture. This is why education remains a best practice toward mitigating risk of interference. As an expert in laboratory medicine, you have the opportunity to help clinicians know the right questions to ask and why it’s important to encourage patients to report all prescriptions and over-the-counter medications, including supplements.

National survey confirms that 85% of Americans say they expect their physician to provide complete instructions on how to prepare for a blood test.*

Lab testing and interferences

All laboratory testing is susceptible to interference — and it always has been. There are numerous potential interferences affecting assays from all manufacturers. And while the exact frequency of interference from all sources in unknown, testing according to package inserts will mitigate the risk.

Roche monitors incidences of interferences, which include quantitative monitoring and making decisions about necessary action.

Common lab test interferences include but aren’t limited to:

Hormone Binding Proteins

HAMA (other Human anti-animal antibodies)

Autoantibodies

High-dose Hook Effect

Paraproteins

Therapeutic Antibodies

Hemolysis

Lipemia

Bilirubin

Rheumatoid Factor

Pharmaceuticals

Biotin

* Opinion Research Corporation Survey December 2017 commissioned by Roche Diagnostics.

Physician education is key to mitigating risk

You and the physicians you support have always relied on our assays as an important part of the full clinical picture. This is why education remains a best practice toward mitigating risk of interference. As an expert in laboratory medicine, you have the opportunity to help clinicians know the right questions to ask and why it’s important to encourage patients to report all prescriptions and over-the-counter medications, including supplements.

National survey confirms that 85% of Americans say they expect their physician to provide complete instructions on how to prepare for a blood test.*

Lab testing and interferences

All laboratory testing is susceptible to interference — and it always has been. There are numerous potential interferences affecting assays from all manufacturers. And while the exact frequency of interference from all sources in unknown, testing according to package inserts will mitigate the risk.

Roche monitors incidences of interferences, which include quantitative monitoring and making decisions about necessary action.

* Opinion Research Corporation Survey December 2017 commissioned by Roche Diagnostics