Full Blood Count (FBC)
Accredited to ISO/IEC 17043:2010, Provider 7805
Automated Cell counting in Haematology
PURPOSE OF PROGRAMME:
To monitor the performance of automated haematology analysers providing Full Blood Count (FBC or CBC), Including Hb only instruments.
|Mean Cell Haemoglobin (MCH)||pg|
|Mean Cell Haemoglobin Concentration (MCHC)||g/L|
|Mean Cell Volume (MCV)||fL|
|Platelet Count (PLT)||10^9/L|
|Red Blood Count (RBC)||10^12/L|
|White Blood Count (WBC)||10^9/L|
MATERIAL PROVIDED: Human Whole Blood
DISTRIBUTIONS PER YEAR: 12
SAMPLES PER DISTRIBUTION: 2
FREQUENCY OF DISTRIBUTION: Monthly as per the published Distribution Schedule
PROGRAMME OF ANALYSIS:
Online operation for entry of results and return of reports.
Data for each analyte is analysed against an All Method Trimmed Mean or Method Trimmed Mean as appropriate.
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.