NATtrol™- Molecular Controls

NATtrol™ Molecular Controls*

NATtrol™ (Nucleic Acid Testing Control) products are the industry’s superior standard for independent quality control materials for molecular testing. NATtrol™ products are prepared from purified microorganisms that are grown in either cell culture, microbial culture, or isolated from the plasma of infected individuals. NAT testing controls are designed to reduce the window between when a patient is infected and a positive test result is rendered.

Quality Control Materials

ZeptoMetrix molecular controls and panels are used to:

  • Train laboratory personnel
  • Verify Molecular Diagnostic Assays
  • Monitoring and evaluating lot to lot consistency of assay reagents
  • Provide reproducibility
  • Assist in the development of Diagnostic tests

Product Highlights

Intact Microorganism:

Full Process:

  • Controls for all processes involved with the Extraction & Amplification of the Microorganism

Non-Infectious & Refrigerator Stable:

  • Inactivation is Verified in Validated Growth Protocol
  • Ready to Use
  • Shipment on Gel Pack/ Reduced Shipping Costs


  • Traceable to WHO International Standards (if available)

1-2 Year Stability:

  • Superior Shelf Life
  • Multiple Use Capabilities

Flexible Availability:

  • Individual or Multiplexed Controls

Broad Patent Coverage:


IVD / CE Products

NATtrol™ IVD/CE controls are Class 1 exempt, unassayed, in vitro, diagnostic external run controls intended for use with qualitative molecular assays. The routine and repetitive use of external run controls enables laboratories to monitor daily test variation, lot-to-lot test kit performance, individual operator variation, and can provide assistance in identifying increases in random or systemic error. NATtrol™ IVD/CE controls contain intact organisms and should be run in a manner identical to that used for clinical specimens.

NATtrol™ Bacteria

NATtrol bacterial controls are formulated and designed with purified and intact bacterial cells. The bacterial strains are chemically modified and rendered non-infectious and refrigerator stable. All of our NAT bacterial controls are created in a purified protein matrix state that mimics a patient sample for accurate reporting and effective results.

ZeptoMetrix offers a large collection of bacterial controls including Meningitis Panels, Strep Panels, Chlamydia Panels, and more. Each bacterial panel is designed to improve the accuracy and efficiency of your testing, assisting in training personnel and the verifying of clinical assays.

NATtrol™ Viruses

ZeptoMetrix provides a large selection of NATtrol Viral Control Products including the BK Virus, Enteric Pathogens, and the Zika virus, all designed to help your laboratory validate assays, train personnel, and develop diagnostic testing.

Formulated with purified, intact virus particles, all of our virus NAT control panels are chemically modified, rendered non-infectious, and refrigerator stable to increase the lifespan and accuracy of the assay. Each viral control mimics true clinical patient samples and are supplied in a purified protein matrix state. 


NATtrol™ Parasites

Increase the accuracy and efficiency of your laboratory and testing with ZeptoMetrix NATtrol Molecular Parasitic Controls. We offer Entamoeba and the Trichomonas parasitic controls, purified and intact samples that have been chemically modified, effectively rendering them non-infectious and refrigerator stable.

All of our parasitic NAT controls are designed and formulated to mimic a true clinical patient specimen and are supplied in a purified protein matrix state. Our NATtrolmolecular controls assist Dr. offices, hospitals, laboratories, and testing facilities with assay validation, diagnostic testing, and personnel training

NATtrol™ Control Panels

ZeptoMetrix has an extensive collection of NATtrol Molecular Control Panels designed to assist with the accuracy of diagnostic testing and personnel training in laboratories. Our molecular control panels evaluate the performance of nucleic acid tests for determination of the presence of specific nucleic acids.

Order molecular control panels for Flu 16 vial verification, HIV Type 1 Strain, MRSA Panel, and more. Each panel includes a specified set of vials, in a purified protein matrix that mimics a true clinical sample. Control panels are formulated with purified, intact bacterial, viral, or parasitic particles, chemically modified to render them non-infectious and refrigerator stable