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Aug 29 2014

Welcome to WEQAS

Updated 28/08/2014

Contacting WEQAS 28/08/14 to 29/08/14.

Unfortunately, due to an electrical fault all our phone lines and e-mail accounts are currently down. If you need to contact us please use the 'contact us' section on our website and we will endeavor to get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

WEQAS Interactive Site Availability 29th -31st August 2014

Our hosting services are relocating to new premises, and this will involve a shutdown of our server.   The move is scheduled to run from mid day Friday 29th August through to 8 am Monday 1st September. Although our service providers will endeavour to keep down time to a minimum, WEQAS interactive services will be unavailable for an extended period through this move window.   We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Scheme Extension Notice:  This move may well impact on our data processing, therefore we have decided to extend the Return Date for the Blood Gases/Cooximetry Scheme, please see below.  We would like to inform you there may be a delay in the availability of Mainline reports and POCT Creatinine reports.

Upcoming distribution information

August and September 2014 Distribution Dates
Send-Out Date Scheme Distribution Code Return Date
05 August 2014 POCT Glucose and Ketones 0814 26 August 2014
FOB T.B.C.
11 August 2014 POCT Creatinine CR8 26 August 2014
POCT Lipids 0814 02 September 2014
13 August 2014 CRP CRP24 28 August 2014
18 August 2014 Blood Gases/ Co-oximetry P234/C234 02 September 2014
19 August 2014 Urine Chemistry U140 03 September 2014
Oxalate/Citrate OC131
GHb (Lyophilised samples) H220
20 August 2014 Immunoassay Schemes:
Endocrine/Serum/Plasma Cardiac Markers
S207/N169/PL106 04 September 2014
Homocyteine HCY62
Bile Acids BA118
25 August 2014 AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY
26 August 2014 Haematinics/ Lipids F175/ L321 09 September 2014
Ammonia AM142
27 August 2014 Therapeutic Drug Monitoring TDM13 10 September 2014
01 September 2014 Clinical Chemistry Schemes
Mainline / Sal-Para-Ethanol / Bilirubin
PT / SP78 / B249 15 September 2014
Pre-term Labour Markers PTL13
02 September 2014 POCT Glucose and Ketones 0914 23 September 2014
08 September 2014 POCT HIV HIV26 22 September 2014
POCT Haemoglobin HB0914 29 September 2014

WEQAS UKAS Accredited to ISO 17043, 17025 and 15195

WEQAS is accredited to ISO 17043 and the Reference Laboratory is the only laboratory in the UK to have achieved accreditation of Medical Reference Laboratories against ISO 15195 in combination with ISO/IEC 17025:2005.   The Schedules of Accreditation for WEQAS Proficiency Testing and the Reference Laboratory are available to view from the UKAS website. Our most recent UKAS Surveillance visit was 11-14th March 2014.

Schedule of Accreditation for WEQAS Proficiency Testing 

Schedule of Accreditation for WEQAS Reference Laboratory

Latest news & events

01/02/14

Pathology Quality Assurance Review

This review has highlighted a need for Pathology QA services to be updated, recommendations for quality to be scrutinised, enhanced and made transparent. WEQAS EQA services can assist in ensuring analytical testing is robust and fit for purpose, we can assist in the provision of transparent and well evidenced QA. The Pathology Quality Assurance Review is available to download from our online "Resources".
EuroLabFocus

07/10/14 - 10/10/14

EuroLabFocus

We will be exhibiting at EuroLabFocus in Liverpool, from 7th to 10th October 2014, Stand No.94. Our team of Clinical Scientists and Biomedical Scientists will be present to showcase our services and products in meeting with the recommendations from the Independent Pathology Quality Assurance Review.