Blood Films for Morphology, Manual Differential and Parasite Identification
Accredited to ISO/IEC 17043:2010, Provider 7805
Peripheral blood smear and bone marrow examination
PURPOSE OF PROGRAMME:
To maintain and improve blood film morphology skills, including manual differential counting and blood parasite identification. Participants may register for screening or screening and identification.
|Blood film morphology||Parasite screening/identification reported using comment codes. Percent parasitaemia if Plasmodium falciparum or Plasmodium knowlesi present. Differential count in absolute units.|
MATERIAL PROVIDED: Blood films for parasite screening/identification and percent parasitaemia
DISTRIBUTIONS PER YEAR: Distributed eight times per year
SAMPLES PER DISTRIBUTION: Two blood films
FREQUENCY OF DISTRIBUTION: as per Trial schedule
Details of the analysis procedures applied to data can be obtained from UK NEQAS Haematology directly.
Telephone: +44 (0) 192 321 7878
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.