UK NEQAS

UK NEQAS

United Kingdom National External Quality Assessment Service. A UK-based global enterprise that provides external quality-assessment services, enabling medical and veterinary laboratories to fulfil quality goals and facilitate optimal patient care.
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(1) Among many other elements, the guideline mandates include assay validation and revalidation with demonstration that "positive ER or PgR categories are 90% concordant and negative ER or PgR categories are 95% concordant" (in comparison with clinically validated assays), (1,25) as well as ongoing proficiency testing, at least twice a year, with satisfactory performance defined as "90% correct responses on graded challenges." (1) Proficiency testing data allow analysis of assay variables from large numbers of participant laboratories; in fact, the UK Neqas program first drew attention to problematic (false positive) staining with the PgR rabbit monoclonal SP2.
(UK NEQAS) distributed 29 external quality specimens with platelet counts less than 64 x [10.sup.9]/L to more than 1100 users of 23 different hematology analyzers.
Problems relating to the laboratory diagnosis of factor XIII deficiency: a UK NEQAS study.
Similarly, the 2011 UK NEQAS (United Kingdom National External Quality Assessment Scheme) demonstrated a range of eight titres (2).
Data from distributions of pools of serum distributed by UK NEQAS over the years 2001-2008 were examined.
UK NEQAS is a national organisation of external quality assessment (EQA) programmes providing quality assessment in both primary and secondary care to centres performing pathology tests.
The UK National External Quality Assessment Schemes (UK NEQAS) and other publications have shown that the antigen excess effect can occur at levels of IgG4 around the 95th centile of a normal population, causing missed IgG4 elevations due to prozoning [13].
External quality assurance of HER2 FISH testing: results of a UK NEQAS pilot scheme.
Comparability of antimicrobial susceptibility test results from 22 European countries and Israel: an external quality assurance exercise of the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (EARSS) in collaboration with the United Kingdom National External Quality Assurance Scheme (UK NEQAS).
Blinded test samples were provided by the United Kingdom National External Quality Assessment Schemes for Leucocyte Immunopheno-typing (UK NEQAS LI, Sheffield, United Kingdom).
Contract notice: Provision of Courier Services to UK NEQAS for H&I Welsh Blood Service T252.