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RIQAS is the world’s largest External Quality Assessment scheme with more than 50,000 laboratory participants spanning over 139 countries

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Randox International Quality Assessment Scheme (RIQAS)

RIQAS is the world’s largest External Quality Assessment scheme with more than 50,000 laboratory participants spanning over 139 countries

Key Benefits of RIQAS

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Cost Effective

Consolidate EQA analysis, reduce workload and costs with our comprehensive, multi-parameter programmes.

Flexible

Flexible Programme Options

Flexible programme options are available to suit all laboratory budgets. The option to register up to five instruments per programme (volume permitting) at no extra cost for comparative performance assessment

Highly Accredited

Highly Accredited

RIQAS programmes are accepted by national and international accreditation bodies including ISO 17043:2010 – “Conformity Assessment – General Requirements for Proficiency Testing”.

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Expansive Peer Group Database

The availability of large peer groups ensures robust data is available for a wide range of instruments and methods.

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Rapid, User-Friendly Reports

Our rapid, user-friendly reports allow at-a-glance performance assessment. Complimentary multi-instrument, inter-laboratory and end-of-cycle reports are also available.

Commutable

Commutable Samples

A commutable sample matrix increases confidence that performance mimics that of patient samples.

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Early Identification of Test System Errors

Frequent reporting allows early identification of test system errors, while our 72 hour report turnaround enables corrective action to be taken with minimum disruption to the lab.

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Convenient Cloud Based Data System

RIQAS.net is a convenient, cloud based data entry system which allows participants to return results and view reports online.

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Highest Quality Samples with Multi-Level Capabilities

EQA samples are manufactured to the highest quality standard and span clinically relevant levels.

RIQAS EQA Programmes

Choice & flexibility are guaranteed with our 35 programme portfolio.

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RIQAS EQA Reports

User-friendly, one-page per parameter reports allow for at-a-glance performance assessment.

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What Does RIQAS Provide?

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Acusera 24.7 – Interlaboratory Data Management Reporting Software

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Acusera 24•7 is a live, cloud based interlaboratory data management and peer group reporting software, intended to assist in the management of daily QC activities.

Designed to complement our range of Acusera true third party controls.

 

 

Key Benefits of Acusera 24•7

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Peer Group Statistics

Updated live in real-time, labs can compare statistics to their peers and identify any unique or widespread issues to help reduce time and money spent on troubleshooting.

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Fully Interactive Charts

Ability to compare performance, assess trends and monitor performance with automatically generated Levey-Jennings, Histograms and Performance Summary Charts.

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Highly Flexible

Labs can configure their own performance limits, multi-rules, consensus groups and target values for each instrument or lot of QC.

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Unique Dashboard Interface

Reduce time spent analysing data as instant identification of any QC failures over the past 7 days and alerts of product expiry are highlighted in the unique dashboard design.

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Comprehensive Reports

Comprehensive, easy-to-read and customisable reports have been designed to speed up the review process and include Statistical Metrics, Uncertainty of Measurement, Exception, Audit Trail & more.

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24/7 Access

Gain access to this cloud-based software at anytime, anywhere. Removing the need installation, software maintenance and frequent back-ups.

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Advanced Statistical Analysis

Automatically calculating advanced statistics including %Bias, Total Error and Sigma Metrics helps enhance performance assessment, improve QC strategy, and meet regulatory requirements.

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Automated Data Import

Upload QC data directly to Acusera 24•7 via LIMS and middleware. This automated function eliminates the need for manual data entry and helps save money whilst increasing efficiency.

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Technical Support

Expert technical support is available for users. Laboratories can access this service for troubleshooting purposes and therefore eliminates the need for on-site assistance.

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Laboratory Quality Control – Acusera

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Acusera true third party quality controls offer complete test menu consolidation for laboratory Internal Quality Control.

Providing accurate and reliable sample material and delivering results you can trust.

 

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Key Benefits of Acusera

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Commutability

A commutable sample matrix increases confidence that performance mimics that of patient samples.

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Flexibility

With an extensive range of assayed/unassayed, liquid/lyophilised and single/multi-analyte controls, the Acusera portfolio has a solution to suit all laboratory preferences.

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Traceability

The values assigned to both our calibrators and control materials are traceable to a recognised reference material or reference measurement procedure meeting ISO 17511 and ISO 18153 requirements.

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Accurate Target Values

Our process utilises thousands of independent labs globally, ensuring availability of highly accurate, robust target values for a wide range of instruments and methods, ultimately eliminating the need to spend time and money assigning in-house.

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True Third Party Controls

Manufactured independently, the Acusera range delivers unbiased performance assessment with any instrument or method, helping to meet ISO 15189:2012 requirements whilst eliminating the need for multiple instrument dedicated controls.

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Consolidation

Specialising in consolidation, the Acusera range of multi-analyte controls is designed to reduce the number of individual controls required to cover your test menu, ultimately reducing costs, preparation time and storage space.

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Consistency

Our superior manufacturing processes ensure stability claims and analyte levels won’t differ significantly from lot-to-lot. You can therefore be sure of receiving the same standard of product time and time again.

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Shelf Life Longevity

With a shelf life of up to four years for lyophilised controls and two years for liquid controls, you can benefit from continuity of lot supply whilst reducing the frequency of new lot validation studies, thus saving time and money.

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Clinically Relevant Levels

The presence of analytes at key decision levels not only helps to ensure accurate instrument performance but maximises laboratory efficiency by eliminating the need for additional low/high level controls at extra expense.

Acusera Internal Quality Control Range

With over 390 parameters, choice and flexibility is guaranteed.

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What Are The Benefits of Third Party Controls?

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Acusera 24.7 Software Update

The latest update of Acusera 24.7 has officially launched, allowing RX Imola, RX Modena and RX Daytona+ users to import compatible QC data files from a configured analyser to Acusera 

 

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Acusera 24.7 Software Update

The latest update of Acusera 24.7 allows RX Imola, Modena and Daytona+ users to import compatible QC files from a configured analyser to Acusera 24.7 without the need for manipulation. This new functionality eliminates the need for manual data entry, therefore effectively reducing the risk of transcription errors whilst speeding up the reporting process.

 

 

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RIQAS Past Panels

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RIQAS (Randox International Quality Assessment Scheme) is the largest global EQA scheme with over 50,000 participants in more than 139 countries. Our range currently comprises 33 programmes and the majority of clinical testing.

What are RIQAS Past Panels?

Stemming from RIQAS, the world’s largest External Quality Assessment programme, RIQAS Past Panels* facilitate a series of QC and interlaboratory functions, including:

 

Method Validation

New Instrument Validation

Assay Evaluation

Poor Performance Troubleshooting

Staff Training

Available Panels

Available RIQAS Past Panels* include:

• Ammonia/ Ethanol
• Anti-TSH Receptor
Blood Gas
• BNP
• Cardiac
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)
Clinical Chemistry
• Coagulation
• CO-Oximetry
• CYFRA 21-1
• ESR
• Glycated Haemoglobin (HbA1c)
• Haematology
• Human Urine
• Immunoassay
• Immunoassay Speciality 1
• Immunoassay Speciality 2
• Immunosuppressant Drugs
• Lipid
• Liquid Cardiac
• Maternal Screening
• Serology Epstein Barr Virus (EBV)
• Serology (HIV/ Hepatitis)
Serology (Syphilis)
Serology (ToRCH)
Specific Proteins
Sweat Testing
Therapeutic Drugs
• Trace Elements in Blood
• Trace Elements in Serum
• Trace Elements in Urine
• Urinalysis
• Urine Toxicology
*Product availability is dependent on RIQAS stock surplus levels.

Benefits of RIQAS Past Panels

Support Data Included

All RIQAS Past Panels are provided with an Excel document containing supporting data for the instrument and method of interest.

Multi Level Samples

RIQAS Past Panel samples span multiple levels, making them ideal for ensuring accurate instrument performance across the measuring range.

Comprehensive Reports

RIQAS Past Panels allow laboratories to receive comprehensive external QC reports even after program close.

For more information on RIQAS Past Panel availability or to take part in this EQA scheme, contact us today and speak to one of our friendly and knowledgeable sales representatives. 


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RX series (Concept 3)

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The RX series range of clinical chemistry analysers includes both semi-automated and fully automated testing for a range of clinical settings. With a world leading test menu comprising of routine chemistries, specific proteins, lipids, therapeutic drugs, drugs of abuse, antioxidants and diabetes testing, the RX series offers laboratories the complete clinical chemistry package and results you can trust. The RX series was built with three core values in mind – Reliability, Accuracy and Precision.

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Why Choose the RX series?

Consolidation of Routine & Specialised Testing on One Single Platform 

With an extensive product portfolio covering over 100 disease markers within routine and nice testing, the RX series removes the need for a separate nephelometry system for specific proteins and allows laboratories to bring all testing in-house; thus ensuring minimal downtime and providing real cost savings through consolidation.

Low Reagents & Sample Volumes

Built with excellence in mind, the RX series range of analsyers require a low sample volume to deliver consistent high quality results which is beneficial when working with paediatric patients and animals. Combined with our high quality reagents, the RX series reduce the possibility of misdiagnoses, offering  accurate, reliable and precise results each time, every time.

Robust Hardware & Intuitive Software 

The RX series boasts many features including user-friendly Windows based software, an in-built inventory management system and multiple levels of password protection ensuring optimum performance, flexibility and excellent functionality.

Unrivalled Customer Support

Our team of trained engineers are on hand to work with you in preserving the continuity of your operations while maximising the potential of your RX series instrument. We know time is critical in any laboratory and our global network means we are uniquely positioned to meet your needs with local service and support whenever you need it.

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QCMD – Molecular External Quality Control

QCMD - Molecular EQA for Infectious Disease Testing

QCMD is a world leading External Quality Assessment (EQA) / Proficiency Testing (PT) scheme, dedicated to improving the quality of molecular diagnostic assays used in the detection of infectious diseases.

With an extensive database of over 2000 participants in over 100 countries, QCMD is one of the largest providers of molecular EQA in the field of molecular diagnostics.

Features & Benefits

Frequency

A variety of programme options are available.  Choose the number of challenges that best suit your laboratory’s  requirements.

Online EQA Management System

ITEMS provides an online tool to easily manage all EQA activities from programme registration to submission of results and provision of EQA reports. Different levels of user access are available so data can be accessed by whoever needs it.

High level of participation

Over 2000 participants in more than 100 countries ensuring peer group numbers are maximised.

Comprehensive reports

Receive individual reports for each challenge and a final supplementary report at the end of the cycle visual assessment of performance.

International accreditation

Programmes are accredited to ISO 17043.

EQA Programmes
  • Blood Borne Viruses
  • Central Nervous System Diseases
  • Drug Resistance
  • Exotic / Emerging Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Immunocompromised Associated Diseases
  • Multiple Pathogen / Syndromic Infections
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Serology
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Transplant Associated diseases
  • Typing
  • New Pilot Studies
Reports & Feedback

After the close of the results return phase, EQA participants will receive an individual report outlining their performance relative to their method and technology groups. A supplementary report may be commissioned – this includes any additional relevant information regarding the annual EQA distribution, as well as scientific expert commentary and feedback on the overall results within that distribution.

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*Randox are authorised by QCMD to provide the QCMD EQA schemes under a strategic global partnership. The EQA design, composition, data analysis & reporting remain the responsibility of QCMD. Please refer to specific geographical regions for further details on availability.

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