PURPOSE OF PROGRAMME:
To provide participants with a variety of interesting samples that offer a beneficial educational element
MATERIAL PROVIDED: DNA extracts
DISTRIBUTIONS PER YEAR: 2
SAMPLES PER DISTRIBUTION: 2
FREQUENCY OF DISTRIBUTION: As per Distribution Timetable
PROGRAMME OF ANALYSIS:
Results should be submitted via online data entry or on the official UK NEQAS for H&I result forms, available from the UK NEQAS for H&I website. 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.