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Serum Indices Programme

The Serum Indices programme has now been added to the Weqas interactive site. Currently (distribution IQQ) result entry and reports will only be available online. The latest serum Indices distribution (IQN), was the first trial of electronic reporting and has recently been released.    Serum Indices Programme

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August’s Update

As many of you are currently working towards compliance to ISO15189, Annette has written a post/blog on calculating your bias and imprecision for your uncertainty calculation, we hope you find this useful! How to calculate your long term bias for your uncertainty calculation?

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Weqas EQA Results Processing

From July 15th, we will no longer be processing Weqas EQA results received via post, fax or email. From this date, all results must be entered electronically by participants via the Weqas interactive user account: https://calc.weqas.com/ If you do not already have a Weqas interactive user account, please download the

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HbA1c EQA Programme- new changes

The Weqas programme has been recently modified to predominantly distribute patient samples. Glycated Haemoglobin (HbA1c) is an established test for monitoring diabetic control and is recommended by the World Health Organisation for the diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus, provided that stringent quality assurance tests are in place and assays are standardised

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New Co-oximetry Vials

New vials for Weqas Co-oximetry scheme were recently introduced to overcome numerous issues with the previous design. We welcome your feedback on this design modification. To view a demonstration on how to use these vials, please use the link: https://www.eurotrol.com/video/acudrop

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New POCT INR EQA Quality Controls

WEQAS has recently introduced a new Point of Care (POC) INR EQA control, suitable for use with the Abbott i-STAT, Roche CoaguChek XS, XS Plus & XS Pro and Siemens Xprecia Stride instruments. Point of care (POC, or near patient) testing for measurement of the international normalized ratio (INR) is

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How to contact us?

Following recent feedback from our participants, we have decided to remove the automated telephony system. A dedicated reception service is now available for all general enquiries, they will also be able to put you in touch with the right person if you are unsure of which extension you need. Our

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Faecal Occult Blood (FOB) EQA programme is now accredited

The faecal occult blood (FOB) test detects small amounts of blood in your faeces, which would not be normally visible. FOB is vital in the diagnosis of bleeding disorders of the gut (intestine)…. For example, gastric or duodenal ulcers, ulcerative colitis, bowel polyps, and bowel (colorectal) cancer. Bowel (colorectal) cancer

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External Quality Assurance – Can you see the wood for the trees?

EQA provision has become highly competitive and it is often difficult for Laboratories to select the right programme, with a marked lack of harmonisation of Best Practice amongst EQA Providers, it is understandable why participants are confused and often comment that they are unable to see the wood for the

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Pre-term Labour Markers- phIGFBP-1 is now accredited

The use of individual or group of biochemical markers have advanced some of the understanding on the mechanisms leading to spontaneous preterm birth. Preterm birth is a delivery that occurs at less than 37 completed weeks of gestation and it is associated with prenatal morbidity and mortality. In a point

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