We are pleased to announce the introduction of a new Birmingham Quality pilot EQA programme for Vitamin D starting in June 2017.

The following analytes (and approximate coverage) will be included in the programme which will run with a monthly frequency and will comprise 3 specimens per distribution.

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) 0.5
Programme Director(s) / Organiser(s) Jane French (acting)

There will be no charge for the pilot distributions which will be circulated monthly from June 2017 until December 2017. There is no obligation for participants to continue with the programme from January 2018 onwards. This scheme is currently not accredited.

Analyte Approximate Range Default Scheme Units
Total 25 Hydroxyvitamin D 0 – 250 nmol/L
25 Hydroxyvitamin D2 0 – 250 nmol/L
25 Hydroxyvitamin D3 0 – 250 nmol/L

Please use the sign up form to register your interest in this scheme (quoting your UK NEQAS Laboratory ID where available). We would encourage you to provide us with details of which analytes you measure and the analyser and ‘kit’ (reagent and calibrator) you are using. This will help us tailor the scheme to your needs.

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  • Download Vitamin D 2017 schedule 29 KB

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