Educational Cross Match (Scheme EDXM)
Crossmatching for solid organ transplantation
PURPOSE OF PROGRAMME:
To provide samples for combined crossmatching, HLA typing and antibody detection/specification and interpretation to mimic testing performed for solid organ transplantation.
|HLA Antibodies||Antibody Specificities|
|HLA Type||HLA Alleles|
|PBL/T/B Crossmatch||Crossmatch Positive/Negative|
MATERIAL PROVIDED: One blood sample and up to three serum samples
DISTRIBUTIONS PER YEAR: 1
SAMPLES PER DISTRIBUTION: x1 blood sample; x3 selected sera
FREQUENCY OF DISTRIBUTION: As per Distribution Timetable
PROGRAMME OF ANALYSIS:
Results should be submitted via online data entry. Results are expected to be returned within the specified reporting period (please refer to results deadline for each distribution on the UK NEQAS for H&I website or Participants Manual).
PERSISTENT POOR PERFORMANCE:
Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics
The External Quality Assessment Scheme for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics was founded in 1975 by Dr Heather Dicks and Dr Colin Entwistle at the National Tissue Typing and Reference Laboratory (NTTRL) based at Southmead Hospital in Bristol. In 1989 the Service became known as the UK National External Quality Assessment Service for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics with Dr Peter Klouda as the service director and Mr Terry Ray as the service manager. The service relocated to a new host organisation in September 2000. UK NEQAS for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics is now part of the Welsh Blood Service.