UK Subscription Charges 2020 – 2021

UK Subscription Charges 2020 – 2021

Subscription charges 2020 – 2021 (UK sites)

Please find details of our Terms and Conditions and prices for all our Programmes covering the period April 2020 to March 2021. We have tried to minimise any increase in charges and only added inflationary costs to programmes where 3rd party supplier increases have made it difficult for us to maintain the 2019 charges. 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 TDM programme.  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 ProgrammeWe have also added an option for bimonthly blood gases and co-oximetry for low volume sites.

A small charge of £50 to cover postage and packaging has been applied to the Programmes that are not accredited at the time of writing, i.e. pH meter, POCT D-dimer, Procalcitonin.

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

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

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

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 15195:2010-Laboratory Medicine (requirements for Reference Measurement Laboratories). Full details of our accreditation scope are available on our website and the UKAS website,

Pilot Programmes

Pilot Programmes for this year include Pre – eclampsia Markers, IGFBP-1 (Actim PROM) and POCT Influenza. These Programmes will be provided free of charge during the 12 month pilot period.

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.

Additional services

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

Annual Weqas conference

Don’t forget to book places on our annual conference using the conference registration form.

The conference will be held at the end of the year and the fee stated on the pre-filled enrolment form guarantees you a discounted delegate fee compared with the final published fee.

Please note one Purchase Order number can be provided to cover both EQA enrolment and Conference registration.

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
  4. For existing customers, participation will be deemed to be continuous, unless advised in writing of any discontinuation before 30th April 2020.
  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.
  12. If there are any additional unforeseen charges following Brexit or charges following Government edits, we reserve the right to pass on such charges at cost to participants.

Thank you for your continued support.

UK Price list

ProgrammeProgramme /
Participant Costs
Extra Sample
Set Costs
3% discount applies for > 10 registrations per individual Blood Gas / Co-oximetry Programme
Gases - monthly£400£350
Co-oximetry - monthly£430£420
3% discount applies for > 10 registrations per individual Blood Gas / Co-oximetry Programme
POCT Gases - bimonthly£300£260
POCT Co-oximetry - bimonthly£360£300
HbA1c - monthly£400£300
POCT HbA1c - bimonthly£210£150
*Serum Chemistry
1mL samples (includes eGFR)
*Serum Chemistry
3.5mL samples (includes eGFR)
Serum Indices - 2 dists pa
(Free with Serum Chemistry)
Serum Indices - monthly£250£200
(includes Paediatric Bilirubin)
ED Tox£280£230
Porphyrin - quarterly£210£180
Bile Acid£250£200
Serum ACE - bimonthly£280£175
Serum hCG - bimonthly£120£82
TDM & Immunosuppressants
(includes Antibiotics)
TDM & Antibiotics£400£350
FOB & FIT - 25 dists p/a
(Qualitative Faecal Hb)
Quantitative Faecal HbFree
Urine Drugs of Abuse£400£370
Renal Calculi - bimonthly£210£185
(includes Thyroid, Steroid and peptide hormones)
Cardiac Marker£290£235
Homocysteine - bimonthly£350£300
Urine Chemistry£410£355
POCT Urine ACR - bimonthly£135£95
Urine Oxalate & Citrate£450£400
NTpro BNP - bimonthly£210£180
(includes hs-CRP)
pH Meter£50£50

ProgrammeProgramme /
Participant Costs
Extra Sample
Set Costs

POCT Bimonthly Programmes

POCT INR£120£85
POCT Urinalysis£120£85
POCT Urine Pregnancy£120£75
POCT Urine ACR£135£95
POCT Glucose & Ketones
Various distribution frequencies available
Available on request
POCT Lipid & Glucose£95£65
POCT Haemoglobin£195£155
POCT BNP£400£210
POCT Plasma Cardiac Marker
POCT HIV£200£170
Foetal Fibronectin£185£150
POCT Creatinine£210£150
POCT CRP£185£165
Viscoelastic Haemostasis
Urine Drugs of Abuse£400£370
POCT D-Dimer£50£50

ProgrammeProgramme /
Participant Costs
Extra Sample
Set Costs

Pilot Programmes

Pre-Eclampsia MarkersFree
POCT InfluenzaFree
IGFPB-1 (Actim PROM)Free

*Includes reference targets