Cardiac Markers (Point of Care)
UKAS Schedule of Accreditation, Accredited to ISO/IEC 17043:2010, Provider 8560
Cardiac Markers used for the determination of AMI, Acute Coronary Syndrome and Heart Failure
PURPOSE OF PROGRAMME:
To assess a laboratory's performance against their peer group.
MATERIAL PROVIDED: Lyophilised serum or Lyophilised Plasma (BNP)
DISTRIBUTIONS PER YEAR: 12
SAMPLES PER DISTRIBUTION: 2
FREQUENCY OF DISTRIBUTION: Monthly
PROGRAMME OF ANALYSIS:
Results are entered online via the UK NEQAS results website. Distributions are live for 18 days. Results can be entered at any time during this period. Late results are accepted via email/fax.
ABC scoring system which is an ISO Guide 17043 compliant framework.
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The External Quality Assessment Scheme for Cardiac Markers was founded in 1997 by Mr Alan Reid at Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow. In 2002 the Service became known as the UK National External Quality Assessment Service for Cardiac Markers. UK NEQAS CM is part of the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.