UK Subscription Charges 2022 – 2023

UK Subscription Charges 2022 – 2023

Subscription charges 2022 – 2023 (UK sites)

  • All Prices are excluding VAT.
  • Costs are exclusive of shipping; other shipping options are available.
  • Programme Cost includes one set of samples.
  • New enrolments after the 1st April will be charged on a pro rata basis.
  • All Purchase Orders/Cheques should be made payable to Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

 
Please find details of our Terms and Conditions and subscription information for all our programmes covering the period of April 2022 to March 2023.

For current participants: Personalised quotations based on your previous year’s enrolment have been dispatched separately. We have tried to minimise any increase in charges and only added inflationary costs to programmes where supplier increases and additional courier charges have made it difficult for us to maintain the 2021 charges.

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.

Programmes accredited in the last 12 months include pH meter, SARS-CoV-2 Antibody, plus additional analytes in the Pre-term Labour Markers programmes and the Pre-eclampsia Markers Programme.

Pilot Programmes

Pilot programmes in progress include POCT Influenza/RSV and POCT SARS-CoV-2 Ag. A charge of £165 and £50 respectively will apply during the pilot period towards sample costs, postage and packaging.

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

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

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. The Serum Indices programme is available as a standalone monthly programme with a bi annual interference programme being offered free of charge as part of the Serum Chemistry programme. We also have 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.

Annual Weqas conference

A pre-registration form to reserve your place on the Weqas Annual Conference, 2022, will be sent with your enrolment documents. The conference will be held at the end of the year and the fee guarantees you a discounted delegate fee compared with the final published fee. You can choose from a two night package, one night package and day delegate rate. An online registration form with further details of the venue and programme will be emailed to you closer to the conference date.

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 enrolment for Blood Gas / Co-oximetry
Blood Gas - monthly£400£350
Co-oximetry - monthly£470£420
3% discount applies for > 10 sample sets per individual enrolment for Blood Gas / Co-oximetry
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)
£985£950
HIL Interference Study -
Free with Serum Chemistry (2 dists p.a.)
FreeFree
HIL Serum Indices - monthly£250£200
Bilirubin
(includes Paediatric Bilirubin)
£290£265
ED Toxicology£330£280
*Lipid£530£500
Haematinics£600£550
Porphyrin - quarterly£350£300
Bile Acid£300£270
Ammonia£240£206
Serum ACE - bimonthly£220£190
Serum hCG - bimonthly£180£150
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) & Immunosuppressants
(includes Antibiotics)
£560£530
Immunosuppressants£300£300
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) & Antibiotics£460£430
Qualitative Faecal Hb£500£470
Quantitative Faecal Hb£500£470
Urine Drugs of Abuse - bimonthly£375£350
Renal Calculi - bimonthly£210£185
Procalcitonin£340£310
*Endocrine
(includes Thyroid, Steroid and peptide hormones)
£700£650
Cardiac Markers£320£290
Homocysteine - bimonthly£340£325
Urine Chemistry£420£400
POCT Urine ACR - bimonthly£165£135
Urine Oxalate & Citrate£450£400
NT-pro BNP - bimonthly£300£255
CRP
(includes hs-CRP)
£330£300
pH Meter£250£200
Pre-Eclampsia Markers£400£370
SARS-CoV-2 Ab£350£320

ProgrammeProgramme /
Participant Costs
Extra Sample
Set Costs

POCT Bimonthly Programmes

POCT INR£110£95
POCT Urinalysis£120£65
POCT Urine Pregnancy£100£75
POCT Urine ACR£165£135
POCT Glucose & Ketones
Various distribution frequencies available
See POCT Glucose & Ketones Prices table below
POCT Lipid & Glucose£95£70
POCT Haemoglobin£195£155
POCT BNP£500£450
POCT Plasma Cardiac Marker - monthly£550£500
POCT HIV£300£270
Foetal Fibronectin£250£200
phIGFBP-1£280£260
IGFBP-1£250£200
POCT Creatinine
(includes eGFR)
£210£150
POCT CRP£165£125
Viscoelastic Haemostasis - quarterly£350£300
Urine Drugs of Abuse£375£350
POCT D-Dimer£260£230
POCT Influenza - 8 dists pa£165£145

ProgrammeProgramme /
Participant Costs
Extra Sample
Set Costs

Pilot Programmes

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