Ask

 

Understand

 

Inform physicians with the facts.

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

 

Inform physicians with the facts.

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

Ask

 

Understand

 

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

Best practices for mitigating interferences

At Roche, we believe that education is always a best practice. As experts in laboratory medicine, you have the opportunity to share what clinicians and patients need to know to help mitigate risks of interferences. You can 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.

We encourage our lab partners and clinicians to continue to utilize our assays as they always have – an important part of the full clinical picture.

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.

Best practices for mitigating interferences

At Roche, we believe that education is always a best practice. As experts in laboratory medicine, you have the opportunity to share what clinicians and patients need to know to help mitigate risks of interferences. You can 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.

We encourage our lab partners and clinicians to continue to utilize our assays as they always have – an important part of the full clinical picture.