Accredited to ISO/IEC 17043:2010. Centre number 7805
Measurement of Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate
PURPOSE OF PROGRAMME:
To monitor the performance of ESR measurement
MATERIAL PROVIDED: Commercial Whole Blood (ES) or Latex Suspension (ESX)
DISTRIBUTIONS PER YEAR: 4
SAMPLES PER DISTRIBUTION: 2 (ES) or 3 (ESX)
FREQUENCY OF DISTRIBUTION: Quarterly as per the published Distribution Schedule
PROGRAMME OF ANALYSIS:
Online operation for entry of results and return of reports.
Data is analysed against the Method Trimmed Mean.
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.