The new VeraBind Biotin will support diagnostic manufacturers in redeveloping lab assays to be biotin-interference free.
Biotin is found in over-the-counter multivitamins, prenatal vitamins, and dietary supplements for hair, skin, and nail growth. The use of biotin is steadily increasing worldwide. Taking high-dose biotin supplements can interfere with laboratory assays and cause incorrect test results. Ultimately, this interference can lead to misdiagnosis, inappropriate patient management, and adverse events. Because of the potential harm to patients, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued guidance to in vitro diagnostic device manufacturers to include clear labeling indicating biotin interference levels for clinical laboratories and clinicians to consider when interpreting test results.
“As the number of people taking high-dose biotin supplements continues to grow, and many labs don’t have an easy-to-use solution to effectively measure biotin, the potentially harmful impact of inaccurate test results also rises. This portfolio of products can help to...