Blood Parasite Screening and Identification (Haematology)
Accredited to ISO/IEC 17043:2010, Provider 7805
Blood films for parasite screening/identification for Haematology laboratories are provided as part of the Blood Films for Morphology, Manual Differential and Parasite Identification programme.
PURPOSE OF PROGRAMME:
This scheme is designed to maintain and improve blood film skills for both screening and identifying blood parasites
|malaria and occasional filaria and trypanosome parasites||A parasitaemia count (%) is requested if Plasmodium falciparum or Plasmodium knowlesi is present|
MATERIAL PROVIDED: Peripheral blood smears (thick and thin) on glass slides, for the detection and species identification of blood parasites (PA slides). Films are pre-stained with Giemsa/MGG, Fields stain or Dellafield
DISTRIBUTIONS PER YEAR: Blood parasite films are distributed four times per year (thick or thin preparations)
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.