POCT Co-oximetry

POCT Co-oximetry

Purpose:
The Programme aims to assess the performance of organisations utilising blood gas analysers for the analysis of the patients’ haemoglobin and co-oximetry status.

The Programme is available to both Laboratory and Point of Care testing sites and is part of the Blood Gas and Co-oximetry Programme offering the complete repertoire of blood gas analytes including calculated parameters, electrolytes, metabolites and Co-oximetry.

Scope:
The material is a blood-based matrix containing the 4 major haemoglobin derivates and unlike dyes provided by other EQA providers has equivalent spectral properties to whole blood. Compatible with all major Co-oximeters. Panel covers clinically relevant ranges.

Packaged in an easy to use dual-chambered vial that separates the oxyhemoglobin from methemoglobin to enhance stability.

Three aqueous samples are distributed monthly, with a minimum of 33 samples distributed over the year covering a wide clinically relevant range. The samples consist of a panel of 6 linearly related samples distributed on a number of occasions over that period which are used to assess both laboratory and method performance, including linearity, bias, within and between batch imprecision.


Key Features:

  • Panel covers clinically relevant range.
  • Easy to use vials with minimal preparation time.
  • Material contains the 4 major haemoglobin derivates and unlike dyes has equivalent spectral properties to whole blood.
  • Compatible with all major Cooximeters.

Frequency:
Monthly
Samples:
3 x 2.0mL
Material:
Bovine haemolysate solution
Co-oximetry Programme
AnalyteApprox. Range Covered
Total Haemoglobin100 - 190g/L
Carboxyhaemoglobin1 - 32%
Methaemoglobin2 - 35%
Oxyhaemoglobin35 - 95%

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Accreditation

UKAS Proficiency Testing 4301UKAS Calibration 4301


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