Amplichek II

Amplichek II is a multi-analyte quality control designed to monitor the performance of in vitro nucleic acid test systems for Healthcare Associated Infections. This consolidated control can be used with Cepheid Xpert test kits that detect nucleic acids in stool, swab or blood culture samples.

AACC 2017 Poster

Performance of a multi-level, multi-analyte external assayed quality control developed for the detection of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs)
J. Liu, K. Barnecut, V. P. Luu, T. Cheever, M. Zeballos, R. Stahl, B. Fukunaga. Bio-Rad Laboratories, Irvine, CA
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  • Liquid, ready to use
  • Contains inactivated bacteria to control both extraction and amplification steps
  • Compatible with assay sampling tools, such as swabs and transfer pipets
  • 2 year shelf life at 2-8ºC
  • Single use, reduces cross-contamination

Ordering Information

Catalog # Amplichek II Configuration
12000201 Negative 10 x 0.2 mL
12000202 Level 1 10 x 0.2 mL
12000203 Level 2 10 x 0.2 mL
12000204 Level 3 10 x 0.2 mL
12000575 Negative MiniPak 1 x 0.2 mL
12000576 Level 1 MiniPak 1 x 0.2 mL
12000577 Level 2 MiniPak 1 x 0.2 mL
12000578 Level 3 MiniPak 1 x 0.2 mL

Analyte Information

Analyte Negative*
Level 1
Level 2
(Low Positive)
Level 3
(High Positive)
Clostridium difficile (C diff.)
genes: Toxin B, Binary Toxin, TcdC
Vancomycin Resistant enterococci (VRE or vanR**)
genes: vanA, vanB**
Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
genes: SPA, SCCmec, mecA
Methicillin Sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA)
gene: SPA


*Contains Methicillin Sensitive Staphylococcus epidermidis (MSSE).
**Not available in the USA.
Refer to or the package insert of currently available lots for specifc analyte and stability claims.

Product Level Selection Information

Manufacturer/Assay(s) Negative Level 1
Level 2
(Low Positive)
Level 3
(High Positive)
Xpert® MRSA
Xpert® SA Nasal Complete
Xpert® MRSA/SA Blood Culture
Xpert® C.difficile
Xpert® C.difficile/Epi
Xpert® van/A

● Recommended positive levels
◍ Compatible positive levels

Recommended negative levels
Compatible negative levels

If your assay is not listed, please contact your nearest Bio-Rad office for current information.

Conveniently monitor your analytical process including sample extraction, amplification and detection with one control

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