External Quality Assurance

Molecular Genetics

Scheme Provider

Scheme

UKNEQAS for Blood Coagulation

Thrombophilia Genotyping – Factor V Leiden Mutation and Prothrombin Mutation 20210A

UKNEQAS for Molecular Genetics

Molecular testing on bloodspots – Cystic Fibrosis (CF)

UKNEQAS for Molecular Genetics

Molecular testing on bloodspots – Medium Chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (MCADD)

UKNEQAS for Molecular Genetics

Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH)

UKNEQAS for Molecular Genetics

Fragile X

UKNEQAS for Molecular Genetics

Microsatellite Instability (MSI)

UKNEQAS for Molecular Genetics

Pathogenicity of sequence variants pilot scheme

UKNEQAS for Molecular Genetics

Charcot-Marie-Tooth neuropathy type 1A & hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies

UKNEQAS for Molecular Genetics

Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1 Interpretation

UKNEQAS for Molecular Genetics

Medium Chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (MCADD) full scheme

UKNEQAS for Molecular Genetics

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) full scheme

UKNEQAS for Molecular Genetics

Huntington Disease

UKNEQAS for Molecular Genetics

Spinal muscular atrophy

EMQN

AZF testing (Y chromosome microdeletion analysis)

EMQN

BRCA testing (BRCA1 and BRCA2 analysis)

EMQN

DFNB1 testing (Sensorineural deafness)

EMQN

PKU (PAH gene analysis)

EMQN

FH (familial hypercholesterolaemia)

EMQN

HFE (haemochromatosis)

EMQN

Sanger DNA sequencing

 

Cytogenetics

Scheme Provider

Scheme

CEQAS

Chorionic villus Sampling (CVS)

CEQAS

Blood/FISH

CEQAS

Amniotic Fluid

CEQAS

Products of conception/fetal tissue analysis

Sample swap

Solid tissue for telomere analysis

Molecular Cytogenetics

Scheme Provider

Scheme

UKNEQAS for Molecular Genetics

Maternal Cell Contamination and Sexing

CEQAS

Microarray

CEQAS

Molecular Rapid Aneuploidy (MRA)

Oncology Genetics

Scheme Provider

Scheme

EuroMRD

Ig/TCR based minimal residual disease analysis

EuroMRD

MLL based minimal residual disease analysis

CEQAS

Lymphoproliferative disease (LPD)

CEQAS

Myeloid Leukaemia (AML, MDS, CML)

CEQAS

Tumour

CEQAS

B or T Lymphoblastic leukaemia

UKNEQAS for Leucocyte Immunophenotyping

Hairy Cell Leukaemia BRAF  mutation V600E pilot scheme

UKNEQAS for Leucocyte Immunophenotyping

BCR/ABL Quantitation

UKNEQAS for Leucocyte Immunophenotyping

IGH/TCR Clonality

CEQAS

Adult Molecular Neuropathology pilot scheme

UKNEQAS for Molecular Pathology

Melanoma (BRAF gene)

UKNEQAS for Molecular Pathology

Non-small cell lung cancer (EGFR gene and ALK gene rearrangement)

UKNEQAS for Molecular Pathology

Colorectal cancer (KRAS)

UKNEQAS for Leucocyte Immunophenotyping

Paediatric Acute Leukaemia Translocation (PALT) pilot scheme

UKNEQAS for Leucocyte Immunophenotyping

FMS-Like Tyrosine-3 (FLT3 gene) status

UKNEQAS for Leucocyte Immunophenotyping

JAK2 V617F status

UKNEQAS for Leucocyte Immunophenotyping

Nucleophosmin testing (NPM1)

UKNEQAS for Molecular Genetics

Breast Cancer (BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes) full scheme

UKNEQAS for Leucocyte Immunophenotyping

BCR-ABL Kinase domain mutation status pilot scheme

UKNEQAS for Leucocyte Immunophenotyping

KIT D816V mutation statuspilot scheme

UKNEQAS for Leucocyte Immunophenotyping

BCR-ABL1 and AML translocations

Sample swap

MPL Exon 10 gene testing

Microbiology

Scheme Provider

Scheme

UK NEQAS

AAFB microscopy

UK NEQAS

Antifungal susceptibility

UK NEQAS

Antimicrobial susceptibility

UK NEQAS

C.difficile

UK NEQAS

Faecal parasitology

UK NEQAS

General bacteriology

UK NEQAS

MRSA screening

UK NEQAS

Mycobacteria (molecular)

UK NEQAS

Mycobacterium culture

UK NEQAS

Mycology

UK NEQAS

Urinary Antigens: Legionella pneumophila antigen and Pneumococcal antigen

UK NEQAS

Antibiotic assays: Amikacin, Gentamicin, Teicoplanin, Tobramycin, Vancomycin
Antifungal assays: Itraconazole, Posaconazole, Voriconazole, Flucytosine

WHO Collaborating Centre for Quality Assurance (Instand e.V.), Dusseldorf, Germany

Teicoplanin, Amikacin, Gentamicin, Tobramycin, Vancomycin, Posaconazole, Flucytosine, Chloramphenicol

LGC Standards Proficiency Testing, Lancashire, UK

Chloramphenicol

LABQUALITY (LabScala) Helsikni

Helicobacter pylori, antigen detection in faeces

European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net)

Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing

 

Clinical Biochemistry

Scheme Provider

Scheme

WEQAS

ACE

WEQAS

Ammonia

WEQAS

Bilirubin

WEQAS

Blood gas / co-oximetry

WEQAS

blood glucose / ketone (quarterly)

UKNEQAS

Blood lead

German Scheme RfB

Blood spot 17OH progesterone

ERNDIM

Bloodspot Acylcarnitine scheme

ERNDIM

Bloodspot Urine proficiency DPT scheme

LCG Standards

Carboxyhaemoglobin

LCG Standards

Case studies for toxicology

UKNEQAS

Cholinesterase

UKNEQAS

CRP

UKNEQAS

CSF

UKNEQAS

CSF Spectroscopy scheme

UKNEQAS

Down's screening

RIQAS

Drugs of abuse

WEQAS

Endocrine

LCG Standards

Ethanol (blood, urine, serum) (TOX)

Nordquant

Forensic toxicology

Centre for Disease Control (USA)

Galactosaemia screen (bloodspot)

WEQAS

General chemistry (includes TIBC)

UKNEQAS

Haematinics

UKNEQAS

HbA1c

WEQAS

Lactate

WEQAS

Lipids

UKNEQAS

Neural tube defect AFP

UKNEQAS

Newborn screening includes following blood spot markers (TSH, IRT,Phe, Tyr, C8 , C10,  C8/10 and sickle cell)

UKNEQAS

Paediatric bilirubin

WEQAS

Paediatric bilirubin

LCG Standards

Paracetamol, Salicylate (TOX)

WEQAS

Paracetamol, salicylate, ethanol

UKNEQAS

Peptide hormones

WEQAS

POCT Hb

WEQAS

Pregnancy test - urine hCG

WEQAS

Pregnancy test - urine hCG

WEQAS

Pro-BNP

UKNEQAS

PSA

UKNEQAS

PTH

ERNDIM

Qualitative Organic acid

ERNDIM

Quantitative amino acids (serum)

ERNDIM

Quantitative methyl malonic acid (ORGS) (urine)

ERNDIM

Quantitative special serum assays (hydroxybutyrate, phytanate, VLCFA, pristanate, 7-dehydrocholesterol, free carnitine )

UKNEQAS

SHBG

UKNEQAS

Steroid hormones

International Proficiency Scheme

Tacrolimus and Cyclosporin Sirolimus

LCG Standards

TDM

WEQAS

Total bile acids

LCG Standards

Toxicology (whole blood)

Quartz

Toxicology scheme LGC

UKNEQAS

Trace metals (Cu, Zn, Al)

UKNEQAS

Troponin T

UKNEQAS

Tumour markers (AFP+hCG)

UKNEQAS

Tumour markers (CA125, CA15-3, CA19-9)

Schemes Discontinued

UKNEQAS Urine amino acid TLC

WEQAS

Urine Albumen

DQAS

Vitamin D

 

Immunology

Scheme Provider

Scheme

UK NEQAS

Paraneoplastic Antibodies

UK NEQAS

B2Microglobulin

UK NEQAS

C1 Inhibitor and Functional Complement

UK NEQAS

Monoclonal Protein Identification

UK NEQAS

General Autoimmune Serology

UK NEQAS

Nuclear and Related Antibodies (Hep2)

UK NEQAS

Nuclear and Related Antibodies (rodent tissue ANA and critidia)

UK NEQAS

Bullous Dermatosis

UK NEQAS

IgG Subclasses

UK NEQAS

Total IgE

UK NEQAS

Allergen Specific IgE

UK NEQAS

ANCA/GBM Antibodies

UK NEQAS

Coeliac Disease Antibodies

UK NEQAS

Diabetic Markers

UK NEQAS

Specific Proteins Dist

UK NEQAS

CSF for Oligonclonal Bands

UK NEQAS

Faecal Markers of Bowel Inflammation

UK NEQAS

CSF for Beta 2 Transferrin

UK NEQAS

Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Phenotyping

UK NEQAS

ACHR Antibodies

UK NEQAS

Phospholipid Antibodies

UK NEQAS

Mast Cell Tryptase

UK NEQAS

Fungal Related Antigens

UK NEQAS

Immune Monitoring CD4 Counts

UK NEQAS

Leukaemia Immunophenotyping

UK NEQAS

Leukaemia Interpretation Scheme

UK NEQAS

MRD ALL

UK NEQAS

Interferon Gamma Release Assay - TB

UK NEQAS

PNH

UK NEQAS

Allergen Component Testing (pilot)

UK NEQAS

ABO Titration

UK NEQAS

Scheme 1A HLA Phenotyping

UK NEQAS

Scheme 1B HLA-B27 Testing

UK NEQAS

Scheme 2A Cytotoxic Crossmatching - B cell with/without DTT

UK NEQAS

Scheme 2A Cytotoxic Crossmatching - T cell with/without DTT

UK NEQAS

Scheme 2B  Crossmatching by Flow Cytometry - B cell

UK NEQAS

Scheme 2B  Crossmatching by Flow Cytometry - T cell

UK NEQAS

Scheme 3 HLA Antibody Specificity Analysis

UK NEQAS

Scheme 4A1 HLA DNA Typing 1st Field Only

UK NEQAS

Scheme 4A2 HLA DNA Typing 2nd Field

UK NEQAS

Scheme 6 Antibody Detection

UK NEQAS

Scheme 7 HLA-B57:01 Typing

UK NEQAS

Scheme 8 'Disease' Typing HLA-DR/DQ/DP only

UK NEQAS

Cryoglobulin (pilot)

UK NEQAS

Myositis Antibody

UK NEQAS

Faecal Pancreatic Elastase (pilot)

UK NEQAS

MRD CLL (pilot)

UK NEQAS

MRD AML (pilot)

UK NEQAS

Educational Crossmatch Scheme

 

Cellular Pathology

Scheme Provider

Scheme

UK NEQAS

UK NEQAS for Cellular Pathology Tecnique - General

UK NEQAS

UK NEQAS for Cellular Pathology Tecnique - Cytology

UK NEQAS

NEQAS for Immunohistochemistry - General

UK NEQAS

NEQAS for Immunohistochemistry - Lymphoma

UK NEQAS

NEQAS for Immunohistochemistry - Breast

UK NEQAS

NEQAS for Immunohistochemistry - HER2

SW Regional EQA

SW Regional EQA Papanicolaou in Cervical Cytology

SW Regional EQA

SW Region Cervical Cytology scheme

National scheme

HPV

National Gynaecological Histology Scheme

Interpretive Schemes pathologists practicing in specialty

Regional Histopathology EQA Scheme

Interpretive Schemes pathologists practicing in specialty

GI Pathology EQA Scheme

Interpretive Schemes pathologists practicing in specialty

Bowel Cancer Screening

Interpretive Schemes pathologists practicing in specialty

National Uropathology EQA Scheme

Interpretive Schemes pathologists practicing in specialty

National Dermatology EQA Scheme

Interpretive Schemes pathologists practicing in specialty

National Prostate Core EQA Scheme

Interpretive Schemes pathologists practicing in specialty

National Renal Pathology EQA Scheme

Interpretive Schemes pathologists practicing in specialty

National Renal Transplant EQA Scheme

Interpretive Schemes pathologists practicing in specialty

Regional Cervical Cytopathology EQA Scheme

Interpretive Schemes pathologists practicing in specialty

 

Haematology

Scheme Provider

Scheme

UK NEQAS

FULL BLOOD COUNT

UK NEQAS

G6PD

UK NEQAS

AUTO WBC DIFFERENTIAL

UK NEQAS

RETIC COUNT

UK NEQAS

HAEMOGLOBINOPATHY

UK NEQAS

SICKLE SCREEN

UK NEQAS

CYTOCHEMISTRY, FE STAIN

UK NEQAS

BLOOD FILM MORPHOLOGY/PARASITOLOGY

UK NEQAS

MANUAL WBC DIFFERENTIAL

UK NEQAS

RAPID MALARIA ANTIGEN TEST

UK NEQAS

nRBCc (pilot)

UK NEQAS

PLASMA VISCOSITY

UK NEQAS

FERRITIN

UK NEQAS

Intrinsic Factor Antibodies

UK NEQAS

B12/FOLATE

UK NEQAS

ERYTHROPOIETIN

UK NEQAS

INR/PT

UK NEQAS

APTT

UK NEQAS

THROMBIN TIME

UK NEQAS

HEPARIN DOSAGE ASSESSMENT

UK NEQAS

HEPARIN ASSAY

UK NEQAS

FIBRINOGEN

UK NEQAS

D-DIMER

UK NEQAS

Coagulation FACTOR ASSAYS: VIII, IX II,V,VII,XI,XII,FXIII
(Assay & Screen), VIII (Quantitative Inhibitor)

UK NEQAS

VWF RiCof VWF antigen

UK NEQAS

Antithrombin Activity

UK NEQAS

Protein C Activity

UK NEQAS

Free Protein S Antigen

UK NEQAS

Activated Protein C resistance

UK NEQAS

LUPUS ANTICOAGULANT

UK NEQAS

Blood Transfusion

UK NEQAS

BTLP (BLOOD TRANSFUSION)
(Grouping, Crossmatching, Antibody Investigation, DAG)

UK NEQAS

FMH (BLOOD TRANSFUSION) Acid Elution

UK NEQAS

FMH (BLOOD TRANSFUSION) Flow cytometry