This fills a long-standing gap in our repertoire and contains a variety of compounds primarily, though not exclusively, for pleural fluids and for the differentiation of exudates and transudates with a range of fluid markers across the concentration range. A combination of clinical material and in-vitro constructed materials are used to give the best coverage.

The next Distribution will be Monday 18th November 2019. Please contact us before the end of Tuesday 12th November 2019 if you would be interested in taking part. This is currently free of charge, but a fee will apply from April 2020.

Scheme Particulars Indicative Details
Accreditation body Not accredited, scheme in Pilot Phase
UKAS Accredited Proficiency Testing Provider No N/A
Number of distributions per year (nominal) 11
Specimens per distribution 3
Frequency of distribution Monthly
Material distributed Synthetic and authentic fluid
Nominal sample volume (mL) 0.5
Programme Director(s) / Organiser(s) Rachel Marrington
Analyte Approximate Range Default Scheme Units
Albumin not yet finalised g/L
Amylase not yet finalised U/L
Bilirubin not yet finalised µmol/L
Creatinine not yet finalised µmol/L
Glucose not yet finalised mmol/L
Haemolysis Category
Haemolysis Index not yet finalised U/L
Icterus Category
Icterus Index not yet finalised µmol/L
LDH not yet finalised U/L
Lipaemia Category
Lipaemia Index not yet finalised mmol/L
Lipase not yet finalised U/L
Total Cholesterol not yet finalised mmol/L
Total Protein not yet finalised g/L
Triglyceride not yet finalised mmol/L
Urea not yet finalised mmol/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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