At Zimmer and Peacock we are focused on the development and manufacture of biosensors and medical diagnostics. We have a range of standard products and we are a leading suppler of contract biosensors and IVD development and manufacturing services.
There is much discussion within the market of biosensors and IVDs on how low a concentration of analyte a sensor or IVD can measure. There is often an issue or concern due to a confusion in terms and phrases used to discuss these detection limits.
On this page we are discussing detection limits or detection capability and specifically in the context of sensors and IVDs. There are at least three terms to define when thinking about detection capability these are:
LoB and LoD are based on the inherent performance of the IVD, are calculated from the data in an objectivity statistical manner, whilst LoQ is reflects the underlying reproducibility of the IVD and an accuracy goal set by the developers.