Why test for interference by biotin of your assay?

The FDA warns that biotin may interfere with lab tests.

Biotin is a vitamin that can be found in (multi-vitamin) pills or supplements for hair, skin, and nail growth. More and more people take or consider taking these pills or supplements. Some supplements even contain over 650 times the recommended daily intake of biotin.

 

This biotin can significantly interfere with certain laboratory test and may cause test results that are incorrect. Patients and Health Care Professionals may be unaware about how much biotin patients are taking.

Future Diagnostics develops biotin-interference free immunoassay on demand or converts currently existing immunoassay to a biotin-interference free one.

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FDA warns that biotin may interfere with lab tests

Testing for Biotin Interference in IVD Diagnostic DevicesĀ