Automated Differential Leucocyte Count
Accredited to ISO/IEC 17043:2010, Provider 7805
Automated Cell counting in Haematology
PURPOSE OF PROGRAMME:
To monitor the performance of automated haematology analysers providing an automated differential count as part of the extended full blood count.
|Three or five population differential leucocyte count performed using an automated haematology analyser||Cell count in absolute units (x10^9/L)|
MATERIAL PROVIDED: Commercially prepared whole blood material (instrument dependent)
DISTRIBUTIONS PER YEAR: 6
SAMPLES PER DISTRIBUTION: 2
FREQUENCY OF DISTRIBUTION: Bi-monthly as per the published Distribution Schedule
PROGRAMME OF ANALYSIS:
Online operation for the entry of results and return of reports
Data for each analyte is analysed against a Method Trimmed Mean
For information on Performance Scoring and Monitoring see the UK NEQAS Haematology Participants' Manual which is available to download from www.ukneqash.org.
UK NEQAS Haematology is the expert centre within the UK National External Quality Assessment Service (UK NEQAS) for all aspects of Haematology diagnostic testing external quality assessment (EQA), with almost 5,000 UK and international registrations and a further 3,000 individual practitioners in our educational morphology programme. UK NEQAS Haematology provides a wide range of EQA services for automated cell counting, blood morphology, haemoglobinopathies and other inherited red cell disorders. Participants may select the combination that fits their laboratory profile, making the Scheme flexible and adaptable to participants’ needs.