Serum Indices (HIL) Pilot
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|
|Number of distributions per year (nominal)||12|
|Specimens per distribution||3|
|Frequency of distribution||Monthly|
|Material distributed||Human Serum|
|Sample volume (mL)||1|
|Programme Director(s) / Organiser(s)||Jane French (acting)|
There will be no charge for the pilot distributions which will be circulated monthly from December 2016 until March 2017. There is no obligation for participants to continue with the programme from April 2017 onwards. UKAS accreditation has been applied for and will be in place shortly.
|Analyte||Approximate Range||Default Scheme Units|
|Analyte ‘X’ Interpretation|
|Haemolysis Index||0 – 20||g/L|
|Icterus Index||0 – 1000||µmol/L|
|Lipaemia Index||0 – 20||mmol/L|