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’ “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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