The UK National External Quality Assessment Service for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (UK NEQAS
for H&I) provides a range of External Quality Assessment schemes for laboratories operating clinical histocompatibility and immunogenetics (H&I) services.
regularly distributes aliquots of pooled patient EQAS samples to laboratories.
Cytomark was formed in 2005 to bring technologies developed by UK NEQAS
to the open market.
In the main, both programmes used single donor bleeds from patients with clinically characterised CTD's, rarely relying on commercial sources of material (RCPA: 2 / 24; UK NEQAS
2 / 36).
Abbreviations: CAP, College of American Pathologists;EMQN, European Molecular Genetics Quality Network;ISS, Istituto Superiore di Sanita;PT, proficiency training;QAP, quality assurance program; RCPA, Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia;UK NEQAS
, United Kingdom National Table 4.
Recoveries of folate species from serum pools sent to participants in the UK NEQAS
Haematinics Scheme in February and March 2004.
for peptide hormones: annual review for 2009.
Kent Osborne, MD Baylor College of Medicine, TX Soonmyung Paik, MD National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project, PA Jane Perlmutter, PhD, Patient Gemini Group, MI Representative Anthony Rhodes, PhD University of the West of England, Bristol, UK NEQAS
Hironobu Sasano, MD Tohoku University School of Medicine, Japan Jared N.
Effect of automation on the prothrombin time test in NEQAS
We describe here the establishment of the Thai NEQAS
for blood coagulation, including problems encountered and solutions, its progression and spread, and the improvement of coagulation laboratory practice in Thailand during the first trial survey through the last survey of the year 2006.
2) Nonstandard abbreviations: hCG, human chorionic gonadotropin; hCGh, hyperglycosylated hCG; IRR, International Reference Reagents; hCG[beta], free [beta] subunit of hCG; hCG[beta]cf, core fragment of hCG[beta]; LC-MS/MS, liquid chromatography--tandem mass spectrometry; UK NEQAS
, United Kingdom National External Quality Assessment Service.
Blincko acknowledges and appreciates the discussions with Jonathan Middle from the UK NEQAS
, Birmingham, for suggestions towards the conduct of the study.