This Scheme not only assesses the common three analytical parameters which can affect the validity of assay results, but also will look at the effect of serum indices on a range of analytes, both at the analyte level and the effect on reporting.

Scheme Particulars Indicative Details
Accreditation body UKAS
UKAS Accredited Proficiency Testing Provider No 7860
Number of distributions per year (nominal) 12
Specimens per distribution 3
Frequency of distribution Monthly
Material distributed Human Serum
Sample volume (mL) 0.4
Programme Director(s) / Organiser(s) Jane French (acting)
Analyte Approximate Range Default Scheme Units
Analyte ‘X’ “units”
Analyte ‘X’ Interpretation
Haemolysis Index 0 – 20 g/L
Haemolysis Category
Icterus Index 0 – 1000 µmol/L
Icterus Category
Lipaemia Index 0 – 20 mmol/L
Lipaemia Category
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