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UK NEQAS Clinical Chemistry comprises five centres which are members of the UK NEQAS Charitable consortium (Charity Number: 1044013) and which provide External Quality Assessment (EQA) / Proficiency Testing services. EQA service provision is both regulatory and educational. The primary purpose is to ensure participants are reporting diagnostic test results appropriate for use in patient […]

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The Innovation Agency (Academic Health Science Network for the North West Coast):Support available to implement updated NICE Diagnostics Guidance DG40: High Sensitivity troponin tests for the early rule out of NSTEMI

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The Innovation Agency (Academic Health Science Network for the North West Coast) For Attention of UK Labs Only Support available to implement updated NICE Diagnostics Guidance DG40: High Sensitivity troponin tests for the early rule out of NSTEMI. As the national (NHS England) working group leading the programme to boost the NICE-recommended use of high-sensitivity […]

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UK NEQAS Pan-disciplinary Educational Webinars 2020

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Throughout October and November 2020, UK NEQAS will be hosting a weekly series of pan-disciplinary educational webinars, focusing on reducing pre-analytical errors in laboratory medicine. Each session will be led by a subject expert and the format of the webinars will be a short talk followed by a 15 minute Q&A session to round things […]

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NT-proBNP Commentary (Distribution 264)

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As Abbott (calibrator product recall) and Siemens (method realignment) have or are making changes to their NT-proBNP methods I thought a short commentary on this analyte may be useful. This can be found at the end of your report for distribution 264.  Alan Reid (Scheme Organizer)

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Cardiac Marker Dialogues

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In 2010 UK NEQAS for Cardiac Markers identified a requirement to initiate a dedicated meeting to educate and involve clinical scientists, biomedical scientists, clinicians and the diagnostics industry in the continuously evolving area of cardiac markers and their role in diagnosis and treatment. Following 3 successful meetings in 2010, 2011 and 2014, a big thank […]