EQA for Point-of-Care HbA1c

Birmingham Quality has a wide-ranging point-of-care (POCT) suite, including HbA1c, which gained ISO/IEC 10743:2010 accreditation by UKAS in 2020.

If you are using a POCT instrument for the monitoring or diagnosis of diabetes, participation in external quality assessment is vital for confidence in your decisions. It is strongly recommended by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency.

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Whole blood material, including clinical specimens, to cover the full analytical range (20 - 120 mmol/mol).

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The programme is tailored to Hub and Spoke format, ideal for monitoring of multiple point-of-care instruments or sites.

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Bimonthly or monthly specimens, to suit the requirements of your sites.