Due to the current effects of the COVID pandemic there may be possible delays in delivery of samples for distribution (284). For this reason, the final date of entry of results for this distribution has been extended from 28th January to 2nd February 2022.
A commentary on this exercise will be avalailable with your report for distribution 280.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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)
Editorial from Andrew Chapman and Nick Mills View Article
Troponins Touted as ‘Ally’ in COVID-19 Triage. https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.120.047008
Click on the link below for statement from UKNEQAS and UK NEQAS Cardiac Markers(Glasgow) Covid-19 Statement 2_31_03_20 Please note that UK NEQAS Cardiac Markers(Glasgow) is currently working normally.
For our participants in the EU it would be beneficial for you to click on the attached link which explains the current UK NEQAS position on Brexit . https://ukneqas.org.uk/news/uk-neqas-brexit-update-2/