Scheme Particulars Indicative Details
Accreditation body UKAS
UKAS Accredited Proficiency Testing Provider No 7860
Number of distributions per year (nominal) 12
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Frequency of distribution Monthly
Material distributed Human serum (human urine for Urinary Free Cortisol)
Sample volume (mL) 2
Programme Director(s) / Organiser(s) Finlay MacKenzie
Analyte Approximate Range Default Units Specimens / Distribution
Cortisol 80 – 1400 nmol/L 5
Urinary Free Cortisol 50 – 800 nmol/L 4
17OH-Progesterone 1 – 90 nmol/L 5
Progesterone 1 – 90 nmol/L 5
Oestradiol [E2] 40 – 10000 pmol/L 5
Oestradiol [high-level] 500 – 32000 pmol/L 4
Testosterone [female] 0.2 – 6 nmol/L 3
Testosterone [male] 6 – 40 nmol/L 3
Free Testosterone 0 – 1000 pmol/L 3
SHBG 12 – 300 nmol/L 4
Androstenedione 1 – 40 nmol/L 5
DHA sulphate 2 – 36 µmol/L 5
Aldosterone 100 – 2000 pmol/L 3
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