Embryology: Embryo Morphology|
A UKAS accredited proficiency testing provider No. 8228
Assessment of human embryo morphology for assisted conception treatments.
PURPOSE OF PROGRAMME:
To assess a laboratory's ability to grade embryos using the UK NEQAS grading system (based on the ACE/BFS National grading scheme).
|embryo morphology (on line)||UK NEQAS grading system; time (hours) for TLI|
MATERIAL PROVIDED: On line digital video clips
DISTRIBUTIONS PER YEAR: 4
SAMPLES PER DISTRIBUTION: 16
FREQUENCY OF DISTRIBUTION: Quarterly
PROGRAMME OF ANALYSIS:
Data entry is via the Gamete-Expert.com website for the submission of results. Data analysis is commenced 28 days after sample dispatch. Late returns are not accepted.
Consensus. All participants' results are compiled and must reach 50 % consensus to be classified.
Penalty points system.
Laboratory performance is assessed over a running analytical window of 4 Distributions (12 months).
PERSISTENT POOR PERFORMANCE:
Defined as being in the Unsatisfactory Performance category for three or more successive Distributions.
The External Quality Assessment Scheme for Reproductive Science was founded in 1993 at the Department of Andrology, Saint Mary's Hospital, Manchester. In 2010 the Service became known as the UK National External Quality Assessment Service for Reproductive Science. UK NEQAS for Reproductive Science is part of the Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust.
- UK NEQAS Reproductive Science
- Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust
- Department of Reproductive Medicine
- Old St. Mary's Hospital
- Oxford Road
- M13 9WL