UK Subscription Charges 2021 – 2022

UK Subscription Charges 2021 – 2022

Subscription charges 2021 – 2022 (UK sites)

Please find details of our Terms and Conditions and prices for all our programmes covering the period of April 2021 to March 2022.

For current participants: Your personalised quotation based on your previous year’s enrolment should have been sent out to you previously. If you have not received your forms for this current year, please contact finance@weqas.com. If you want to make any changes to your subscription please inform us immediately.

We have tried to minimise any increase in charges and only added inflationary costs to programmes where 3rd party supplier increases and additional courier charges have made it difficult for us to maintain the 2020 charges. For this year, we have made every effort to reduce the costs of a number of programmes; further information is available below.

Please note that we have improved our Serum Indices programme and this is now available as a standalone monthly programme rather than quarterly, with a bi annual interference programme being offered free of charge as part of the Serum Chemistry programme. We have also added an option for bimonthly blood gases and co-oximetry for low volume sites.

Our Procalcitonin and POCT D-dimer programmes are now accredited.

A small charge of £50 to contribute towards sample costs, postage and packaging has been applied to the programmes that are not accredited at the time of writing, i.e. Pre–eclampsia Markers, IGFBP-1 (Actim PROM), POCT Influenza and SARS-CoV-2 Antibody.

Additional services

If you require additional services such as data entry or performance monitoring, please email: office@weqas.com for a bespoke quotation.

Accreditation status

Weqas is accredited to International Standards ISO 17043:2010, Conformity Assessment- General requirements for proficiency testing [EQA], ISO 17025:2017, General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories and ISO 15195:2018-Laboratory Medicine (requirements for Reference Measurement Laboratories). Full details of our accreditation scope are available on our website and the UKAS website, www.ukas.com.

Participant and sample costs explained

The Participant costs covers the full year’s registration including shipping a set of samples at the frequency described in the Participants Manual to one location within mainland UK. You can add an unlimited number of additional sections to this registration free of charge. If you require an additional set of samples sent to the same location, the cost for this is included under “sample charge”.

If you require an additional set of samples to be sent to a different location then you will need to pay an additional participant charge. The current number of instruments/sections for your laboratory can be viewed on our website. To ensure that you have continuity of service, we will provide you with the same number of programmes and samples from your last order until advised accordingly. Please return your enrolment document with a PO as soon as possible.

If you want to reduce or increase the number of programmes or samples then please inform us immediately.

Discounts

For this enrolment period, we have reduced our costs for our Endocrine, Lipids, POCT CRP and POCT Urinalysis programmes. We will continue to provide a discount for multiple sites in our Blood Gas and Co-oximetry programmes and have heavily discounted our Immunosuppressant programme if combined with the Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) programme. We have improved our Serum Indices programme and this is now available as a standalone monthly programme rather than quarterly, with a bi annual interference programme being offered free of charge as part of the Serum Chemistry programme. We have also added an option for bimonthly blood gases and co-oximetry for low volume sites.

Additional discount is also available for organisations wishing to enrol for three or more years.

Pilot Programmes

Pilot programmes in progress include Pre–eclampsia Markers, IGFBP-1 (Actim PROM), POCT Influenza and SARS-CoV-2 Antibody. A POCT SARS-CoV-2 Ag programme will be available shortly. A small charge of £50 to contribute towards sample costs, postage and packaging will apply during the pilot period.

Please indicate on the enrolment form if you wish to be included in any of these programmes.

Annual Weqas conference

Participants who paid for their conference place for 2020 we would like to confirm that the money paid has been rolled over to secure a place(s) for the 2021 annual conference. We will contact you in the summer to confirm where and when the annual conference will be held for 2021.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Weqas is hosted by Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Cardiff, UK.
  2. Invoices are raised by “Cardiff and Vale University Health Board”. Failure to pay the invoice within 14 days will result in cessation of the programme and procedures initiated to recover the debt.
  3. Annual Subscription covers a period from April 1st to March 31st and is administered on an advance-payment basis. Order numbers should be included on the returned enrolment forms. For an electronic copy of the enrolment form please contact office@weqas.com.
  4. For existing customers, participation will be deemed to be continuous, unless advised in writing of any discontinuation before 30th April.
  5. In the event of a participant failing to pay the annual subscription fee by the due date, the Programme Organiser reserves the right to terminate the annual subscription without notice and the participant will be liable for the payment for services provided.
  6. Participants wishing to cancel the programme must provide 3 months written notification of cancellation.
  7. No refunds are provided for termination during the enrolment year.
  8. The liability of WEQAS and Cardiff and Vale UHB to the participant in any annual period resulting from or in connection with the provision of the programmes to the participant, shall under no circumstances exceed the amount of the Annual fee paid by the participant.
  9. Participants can join at any time throughout the year and will be invoiced on a pro rata basis.
  10. All reports, and any data contained therein, issued by the EQA Programmes are Copyright and may not be distributed, published or used for promotion in any form without the permission of the Weqas Director.
  11. These conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.

 
Thank you for your continued support.

UK Price list

ProgrammeProgramme /
Participant Costs
Extra Sample
Set Costs
3% discount applies for > 10 sample sets per individual Blood Gas / Co-oximetry Programme
Blood Gas - monthly£400£350
Co-oximetry - monthly£470£420
3% discount applies for > 10 sample sets per individual Blood Gas / Co-oximetry Programme
POCT Blood Gas - bimonthly£300£260
POCT Co-oximetry - bimonthly£360£300
HbA1c - monthly£400£300
POCT HbA1c - bimonthly£210£150
*Serum Chemistry
1mL samples (includes eGFR)
£415£360
*Serum Chemistry
3mL samples (includes eGFR)
£950£890
Serum Indices - 2 dists pa
(Free with Serum Chemistry)
FreeFree
Serum Indices - monthly£250£200
Bilirubin
(includes Paediatric Bilirubin)
£250£200
ED Toxicology£330£280
*Lipid£450£400
Porphyrin - quarterly£250£200
Bile Acid£270£220
Ammonia£235£185
Serum ACE - bimonthly£280£180
Serum hCG - bimonthly£150£100
TDM & Immunosuppressants
(includes Antibiotics)
£500£400
Immunosuppressants£255£225
TDM & Antibiotics£375£350
Qualitative Faecal Hb£400£380
Quantitative Faecal Hb£400£380
Urine Drugs of Abuse - bimonthly£400£370
Renal Calculi - bimonthly£210£185
Procalcitonin£300£250
*Endocrine
(includes Thyroid, Steroid and peptide hormones)
£605£550
Cardiac Markers£290£235
Homocysteine - bimonthly£350£300
Haematinics£450£400
Urine Chemistry£410£355
POCT Urine ACR - bimonthly£135£95
Urine Oxalate & Citrate£450£400
NT-pro BNP - bimonthly£255£225
CRP
(includes hs-CRP)
£320£260
pH Meter£200£150

ProgrammeProgramme /
Participant Costs
Extra Sample
Set Costs

POCT Bimonthly Programmes

POCT INR£120£85
POCT Urinalysis£120£65
POCT Urine Pregnancy£120£75
POCT Urine ACR£135£95
POCT Glucose & Ketones
Various distribution frequencies available
See POCT Glucose & Ketones Prices table below
POCT Lipid & Glucose£95£65
POCT Haemoglobin£195£155
POCT BNP£400£255
POCT Plasma Cardiac Marker - monthly£550£500
POCT HIV£240£200
Foetal Fibronectin£250£200
phIGFBP-1 (Actim Partus)£260£230
POCT Creatinine
(includes eGFR)
£210£150
POCT CRP£165£125
Viscoelastic Haemostasis - quarterly£300£280
Urine Drugs of Abuse£400£370
POCT D-Dimer£260£230

ProgrammeProgramme /
Participant Costs
Extra Sample
Set Costs

Pilot Programmes

Pre-Eclampsia Markers - monthly£50£50
POCT Influenza - 8 dists pa£50£50
IGFBP-1 (Actim Prom) - bimonthly£50£50
SARS-CoV-2 Antibody - monthly£50£50
POCT SARS-CoV-2 viral Ag - monthly£50£50

POCT Glucose & Ketone Prices

Number of samplesCost per distribution Number of samplesCost per distribution
FromTowith web costFromTowith web cost
11£6.01181190£452.97
22£8.28191200£475.83
33£10.62201210£498.69
44£12.96211220£521.55
55£16.10221230£544.41
66£18.44231240£567.28
77£20.76241250£590.14
88£23.05251260£613.00
99£25.33261270£635.86
1010£27.62271280£658.72
1120£50.48281290£681.58
2130£76.40291300£704.44
3140£96.78301320£759.29
4150£119.64321340£805.01
5160£142.50341360£850.73
6170£172.93361380£896.46
7180£195.79381400£942.18
8190£218.65401450£1,056.48
91100£241.51451500£1,170.79
101110£264.37501550£1,285.10
111120£287.23551600£1,399.40
121130£310.09601650£1,513.71
131140£332.95651700£1,655.74
141150£355.82701750£1,770.05
151160£378.68751800£1,884.36
161170£407.25801850£1,998.66
171180£430.11851900£2,112.97

*Includes reference targets