EQA Programs

Bacteriology - BAC

4 lyophilized samples (pure strains and/or mixture of bacteria): 2 for identification and 2 for antibiotic susceptibility testing.
4 surveys per year.
Analytical parameters:  Identification (genus and species) Antibiotic
susceptibility testing

Blood Gas 12/4 - BG12/4

2 liquid buffered aqueous solution samples (minimum 2 mL). 4 or 12 surveys per year.

One sample per survey in monthly program (BG12), two samples per survey in quarterly program (BG4).

Analytical parameters: Calcium, Chloride, Glucose, Lactate, pCO2 pH, pO2, Potassium, Sodium, Urea

Brucella - BRU

2 liquid samples (minimum 0,3 mL) of human plasma.
2 surveys per year.

Analytical parameters: IgA, IgG and IgM antibodies against Brucella

Clinical Chemistry 12/4/2 - CC12/4/2

Lyophilized samples (5 mL) of human sera with added enzymes and proteins of human origin.
2, 4 or 12 surveys per year. One sample per survey in monthly program (CC12), two samples per survey in quarterly and semiannual program (CC4 and CC2).

Analytical parameters: Albumin, ALP Alkaline phosphatase, ALT/GPT, Amylase, Amylase pancreatic*, AST/GOT, Bilirubin-total, Bilirubin-direct, Calcium, Calcium (ionized), Chloride, Cholesterol, Cholinesterase*, CK Creatinkinase, Creatinine, Gamma GT, Glucose, HDL Cholesterol, Iron, Lactate, LDH Lactate Dehydrogenase, LDL Cholesterol, Lipase, Lithium, Magnesium, Phosphate, Potassium, Sodium, TIBC – Total Iron Binding Capacity, Total protein, Triglycerides, Urea, Uric acid

Cardiac Markers 12/4- CM12/4

Lyophilized samples (minimum 1 mL) of human sera with added analytes of human origin.
4 or 12 surveys per year. One sample per survey in monthly program (CM12),  two samples per survey in quarterly program (CM4).

Analytical parameters:  BNP, CK-MB (mass), CK-MB (activity), Homocysteine, Myoglobin, NT-proBNP, Troponin I, Troponin T

Coagulation

Lyophilized samples (1 mL) of human plasma.
4 or 12 surveys per year. One sample per survey in monthly program (COA12), two samples per survey in quarterly program (COA4).

Analytical parameters:  aPTT (activated Partial Thromboplastin Time),  antithrombin III, D-Dimer, Fibrinogen PT (prothrombin time), Protein C, Protein S

Drugs od Abuse - DAT
  • 2 liquid samples (minimum 1 mL) of filtered human urines with added drugs for qualitative analysis.
  • 4 surveys per year.Analytical parameters  – Acetylmorphine, Amphetamines, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Buprenorphine, Cannabinoids, Cocaine, Methadone, Opiates, Tricyclic Antidepressants
Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate - ESR
  • 2 liquid samples (2 mL) containing erythrocytes.
  • 4 surveys per year.
    * The samples are not suitable for testing on Alifax and Alcor iSED instruments.

Analytical parameters : Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate

Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate on Alifax - ESRAF

3 liquid samples (about 3 mL) for transmittance measurement related to ESR values in human samples.

Analytical parameters : Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate

Fecal Occult Blood - FOB

2 liquid or lyophilized samples (minimum 0.5 mL). 2 surveys per year.

Analytical parameters : Human hemoglobin in faeces

Glycated Hemoglobin 12/4 - GHB12/4

Lyophilized samples (minimum 0.5 mL) of hemolysate of human blood.
4 surveys per year. One sample per survey in monthly program (GHB12), two samples per survey in quarterly program (GHB4).

Analytical parameters : HbA1c, Hemoglobin

Hepatitis A - HAV

2 liquid samples (1 mL) of human plasma. 4 surveys per year.

Analytical parameters: anti-HAV IgG + total, anti-HAV IgM

Hepatitis B - HBV

2 liquid samples (minimum 1 mL) of human plasma. 4 surveys per year.

Analytical parameters:  anti-HBs (qual. and quant.), anti-HBc, anti-HBe, HBsAg (qual. and quant.), HBeAg, anti-HBc IgM

Hematology 12/4 - HEM12/4

Liquid samples (minimum 2.5 mL) of whole blood. The samples contain stabilized human red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets of human  and/or non-human analogs.

4 or 12 surveys per year. One sample per survey in monthly program (HEM12), two samples per survey in quarterly program (HEM4).

Analytical parameters:  HCT (hematocrit), HGB (hemoglobin), MCH (mean corpuscular hemoglobin), MCHC (mean cellular hemoglobin concentration),
MCV (mean corpuscular volume), MPV (mean platelet volume), PLT (platelets), RBC (red blood cells), RDW (RBC distribution width), WBC (white blood cells)

Hematology 3Part 12/4 - HEM3P12/4

Liquid samples (minimum 1.5 mL) of whole blood. 4 or 12 surveys per year. One sample per survey in monthly program (HEM3P12), two samples per survey in quarterly program (HEM3P4).

Analytical parameters:  HCT (hematocrit), HGB (hemoglobin), MCH (mean corpuscular hemoglobin), MCHC (mean cellular hemoglobin concentration), MCV (mean corpuscular volume), MPV (mean platelet volume), PLT  (platelets), RBC (red blood cells), RDW (RBC distribution width), WBC (white blood cells), Granulocytes, Monocytes, Lymphocytes

Hematology 5Part 12/4 - HEM5P12/4

Liquid samples (minimum 1.5 mL) of whole blood. 4 or 12 surveys per year. One sample per survey in monthly program (HEM5P12), two samples per survey in quarterly program (HEM5P4).

Analytical parameters: HCT (hematocrit), HGB (hemoglobin), MCH (mean corpuscular hemoglobin), MCHC (mean cellular hemoglobin concentration),
MCV (mean corpuscular volume), MPV (mean platelet volume), PLT (platelets), RBC (red blood cells), RDW (RBC distribution width), WBC (white blood cells), basophils, eosinophils, monocytes, lymphocytes, neutrophils

Hormones 12/4 - HOR12/4

Liquid or lyophilized samples (minimum 2 mL) of human sera with added analytes of human origin.
4 or 12 surveys per year. One sample per survey in monthly program two samples per survey in quarterly program.

Analytical parameters: Aldosterone, AMH, Androstendione, Calcitonin, C-Peptide, Cortisol, DHEA-S, Estradiol, Ferritin, Folate, FSH, hCG, Human
Growth Hormone, IgE, Insulin, LH (Luteinizing Hormone), PTH, Progesterone, Prolactin, SHBG, T3, free; T3, total; T4, free; T4, total; Testosterone, Thyreoglobulin, TSH, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D

Infectious Disease Combination Control - INF

2 liquid samples (1 mL) of human plasma. 4 surveys per year.

Analytical parameters: anti-HIV 1/2, anti-HCV, anti-HBc, HBsAg

Specific Proteins - SP12/4

Liquid (minimum 1 mL) or lyophilized samples (1 mL) of human sera with added analytes of human origin.
4 or 12 surveys per year. One sample per survey in monthly program (SP12), two samples per survey in quarterly program (SP4).

Analytical parameters: Albumin, Alpha-1-acid glycoprotein, Alpha-1-antitrypsin, Alpha-2-macroglobulin ASO, Beta-2-microglobulin, C3, C4, Ceruloplasmin, CRP (C-Reactive Protein), Haptoglobin, IgA, IgE, IgG, IgM, Prealbumin, RF, Transferrin

Therapeutic Drugs - TDM

2 liquid samples (minimum 2 mL) with added compounds.
4 surveys per year.

Analytical parameters: Amikacin, Carbamazepine, Chinidine, Chloramphenicol, Digoxin, Disopyramide, Ethosuximide, Gentamicin, Lidocain, NAPA, Paracetamol, Phenobarbital, Phenytoin, Primidone, Procainamide, Salicylate, Theophylline Tobramycin, Valproic Acid, Vancomycin

Syphilis - SYP

2 liquid samples (1 mL) of human plasma. 4 surveys per year.

Analytical parameters:  IgG, IgM, antibodies total against Treponema
pallidum (qualitative and quantitative*) Non-treponemal lipoid antibodies (qualitative and semi-quantitative)*

Tumor Marker 12 -TM12

Liquid or lyophilized samples (minimum 2 mL) of human sera with added analytes of human origin.
4 or 12 surveys per year. One sample per survey in monthly program, two samples per survey in quarterly program.

Analytical parameters: AFP, CEA, CA 19-9, CA 125, CA 15-3, Ferritin
PSA – total, PSA – free

Tumor Marker/Hormones - TMH

Lyophilized sample (minimum 3 mL) of human sera with added analytes.
4 or 12 surveys per year. One sample per survey in monthly program (TMH12), two samples per survey in quarterly program (TMH4).

Analytical parameters: AFP, Aldosterone, AMH, Androstendione, CA
125, CA 15-3, CA 19-9, Calcitonin, CEA, Cortisol, C-Peptide, DHEA-S, EstradiolFerritin, Folate, FSH, hCG, Human Growth Hormone, IgE, Insulin, LH (Luteinizing Hormone), Progesterone, Prolactin, PSA, free; PSA, total;
PTH, SHBG, T3, free; T3, total; T4, free; T4, total; Testosterone, Thyreoglobulin, TSH, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D

TORCH - TORCH

2 liquid samples (1.5 mL) of human plasma. 4 surveys per year.

Analytical parameters: anti-CMV IgG + total (qual. and quant.)
anti-CMV IgM, anti-HSV 1/2 IgG + total (qual. and quant.), anti-Toxoplasma gondii IgG +, total (qual. and quant.), anti-Toxoplasma gondii IgM, anti-HSV 1/2 IgM, anti-Rubella IgG + total (qual. and quant.), anti-Rubella
IgM

Urine Chemistry - UC

2 lyophilized samples (minimum 5 mL) of urine of human origin with added preservatives and stabilizers. 4 surveys per year.

Analytical parameters: Calcium, Chloride, Creatinine, Glucose, Magnesium, Phosphate, Potassium, Total protein, Sodium, Urea, Uric acid

Qualitative Urine Analysis - UC

2 liquid samples (min. 10 mL) of urine preparation of human origin with added
preservatives and stabilizers.
4 surveys per year.

Analytical parameters: Bilirubin, Glucose, Hemoglobin, Ketone bodies, Leucocytes, Nitrite, pH, Specific Gravity, Total Protein, Urobilinogen

Malaria Microscopy - MAPA4/12

3 giemsa stained blood film on glass slide per test survey of 4 per year or 1
giemsa stained blood film on glass slide per test survey of 12 per year.

Analytical parameters: Presence for Malaria Parasites, Malaria Species,
Stage and Quantification

Mycobacteria AFS 4ZN/12ZN - TBZN4/12

3 unstained smears per test survey of 4 per year or 1 unstained smear per survey
of 12 per year.

Analytical parameters: Acid Fast Bacilli

Mycobacteria AFS4 AO/12AO - TBAO4/12

3 unstained smears per test survey of 4 per year or 1 unstained smear per survey
of 12 per year.

Analytical parameters: Acid Fast Bacilli

Transfusion Medicine 4 - TRAM 4/12

2 ml of stabilised human blood and serum with 4 surveys of 3 samples or 12 test
surveys of 1 sample.

Analytical parameters: Forward and Reverse Blood grouping and Unexpected antibody detection

HIV RNA Viral Load - HVIL 12

3 liquid samples of human plasma of 1.5 ml with 4 surveys.

Analytical parameters: HIV-1 RNA Viral Load

HBV DNA VIral Load - HBV 12

3 liquid samples of human plasma of 1.5 ml with 4 surveys.

Analytical parameters: HBV DNA Viral Load

Lymphocyte Immunophenotyping - LYMP3

2 samples of simulated whole blood with 4 surveys.

Analytical parameters: CD8+ T cells, CD4+ T cells, CD4%

Parasitology- PAR12

2 slides of either stained or wet preparation slides per test survey of 4 per year.

Analytical parameters: Parasites

Mycology- MYCO4

2 slides of KOH preparation per test survey of 4 per year.

Analytical parameters: Fungal elements