Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Malaria
Accredited to ISO/IEC 17043:2010, Provider 7805
Malaria screening. This programme is provided in collaboration with UK NEQAS Parasitology.
PURPOSE OF PROGRAMME:
This scheme is designed to assess the performance of rapid diagnostic tests for malaria
|Presence of malarial antigens||Results are returned as positive or negative|
MATERIAL PROVIDED: Lyophilised specimens, either negative or positive for different concentrations of malarial antigens.
DISTRIBUTIONS PER YEAR: 4 times a year
SAMPLES PER DISTRIBUTION: Two specimens
FREQUENCY OF DISTRIBUTION: as per Trial schedule
Details of the analysis procedures applied to data can be obtained from UK NEQAS Haematology directly.
Telephone: +44 (0) 1923 587111
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.