Keton Consulting in collaboration with the European Society for External Quality Assessment offers laboratories a wide range of EQA schemes organized in the following areas: biochemistry, immunology, microbiology, haematology, malaria, parasitology, infectious diseases, mycobacteria and mycology

KETON EQA PROGRAMS

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

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

 

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

Analytical parameters: IgA, IgG and IgM antibodies against Brucella

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Analytical parameters: Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate

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

Analytical parameters: Human hemoglobin in faeces

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)*

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

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

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

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

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

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 parametersPresence for Malaria Parasites, Malaria Species,
Stage and Quantification

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

Accordion Content

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

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

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

Analytical parameters: HIV-1 RNA Viral Load

Accordion C

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

Analytical parameters: Parasites

ontent

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

Analytical parameters: HBV DNA Viral Load

2 samples of simulated whole blood with 4 surveys.

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

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

Analytical parameters: Fungal elements

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