Designed to complement our range of true third party controls, 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.
Why implement an interlaboratory program?
With real-time peer group data, laboratories can instantly compare statistics to other labs using the same lot of QC material.
Acusera 24•7 boasts a unique dashboard, allowing for instant identification of any QC failures over the past seven days and alerts of product expiry.
Automatically calculate %Bias, Total Error and Sigma Metrics, enabling enhanced performance assessment and improved QC strategy design.
Acusera 24•7 generates Levey-Jennings, Histogram and Performance Summary Charts for efficient performance monitoring.
Designed to speed up the review process, our comprehensive range of easy-to-read reports include: Statistical Metrics, Uncertainty of Measurement and Audit Trails.
Automated upload of QC data direct to Acusera 24•7 via LIMS and Middleware is available. This function eliminates the need for manual data entry further increasing efficiency.
Software flexibility allows laboratories to configure their own performance limits, multi-rules, consensus groups and target values for each instrument or QC lot.
This cloud based software is available for laboratories to access anytime, anywhere therefore eliminating the need for installation, software maintenance and frequent back ups.
Why implement an interlaboratory program?
Quickly identify trends, system errors and reagent
RIQAS is the world’s largest External Quality Assessment scheme with more than 47,000 laboratory participants spanning over 139 countries
Why Choose RIQAS?
Our rapid, user-friendly reports allow at-a-glance performance assessment. Complimentary multi-instrument, inter-laboratory and end-of-cycle reports are also available.
The availability of large peer groups ensures robust data is available for a wide range of instruments and methods.
Consolidate EQA analysis, reduce workload and costs with our comprehensive, multi-parameter programmes.
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.
Flexible programme options are available to suit all laboratory budgets. The option to register up to 5 instruments per programme at no extra fee further reduces costs and facilitates comparative performance assessment.
RIQAS.net is a convenient, cloud based data entry system which allows participants to return results and view reports online.
RIQAS programmes are accepted by national and international accreditation bodies including ISO 17043:2010 – “Conformity Assessment – General Requirements for Proficiency Testing”.
EQA samples are manufactured to the highest quality standard and span clinically relevant levels. A commutable sample matrix increases confidence that performance mimics that of patient samples.
RIQAS EQA Programmes
Choice & flexibility are guaranteed with our 33 programme portfolio.
Browse the programmes below
RIQAS EQA Reports
User-friendly, one-page per parameter reports allow for at-a-glance performance assessment.
External Quality Assessment retrospectively assesses performance against other laboratories using the same method and instrument, by analysing “blind” samples as if they were patient samples. Results are frequently submitted for statistical analysis, following which each lab will receive an overall comparative report. Find out why EQA is important here.
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.
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.
Designed to complement our range of Acusera true third party controls, 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.
Quickly identify trends, system errors and reagent
issues, minimising expensive repeat tests
Automatically calculate Measurement Uncertainty,
Total Error and Sigma Metrics
Bridge the gap between daily quality control and
external quality assessment
Improve EQA performance by eliminating any
Facilitate regulatory compliance with
interlaboratory data management software
Minimise false rejections through the use of QC
Increase confidence in assigned quality control
Speed up troubleshooting processes and shorten
delays in reporting
Acusera 24•7 | Key Features and Benefits
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Peer Group Statistics
With real-time peer group data, laboratories can instantly compare statistics to other labs using the same lot of QC material. Data is continuously updated, allowing labs to identify unique and widespread issues to help reduce time and money spent on troubleshooting, re-running samples and performing instrument maintenance.
Unique Dashboard Interface
Acusera 24•7 boasts a unique dashboard, allowing for instant identification of any QC failures over the past seven days and alerts of product expiry. The interface is designed to reduce the time spent analysing data, meaning corrective action can be taken immediately with minimum disruption to laboratory output.
Advanced Statistical Analysis
Automatically calculate %Bias, Total Error and Sigma Metrics, enabling enhanced performance assessment and improved QC strategy design. Reject or alert data based on QC multi-rules or user defined performance limits including Rilibak, CLIA and biological variation. Uncertainty of Measurement (UM) is also calculated, helping meet ISO 15189 requirements.
Fully Interactive Charts
Acusera 24•7 generates Levey-Jennings, Histogram and Performance Summary Charts for efficient performance monitoring. Users can add multiple instruments, parameters and lots to a single chart to compare performance and assess emerging trends. Laboratories can review data for date ranges, explore individual data points and record events.
Designed to speed up the review process, our comprehensive range of easy-to-read reports include: Statistical Metrics Reports, Uncertainty of Measurement Report, Exception Report, and an Audit Trail Report. Reports can be customised for specific date ranges and filtered to display individual test or instrument data.
Automated Data Import
This optional software allows for automated upload of QC data direct to Acusera 24•7 via LIMS and Middleware. This function eliminates the need for manual data entry, further saving costs and increasing efficiency.
Software flexibility allows laboratories to configure their own performance limits, multi-rules, consensus groups and target values for each instrument or QC lot. This software’s internal functions can be used with any manufacturer’s QC material.
This cloud based software is available for laboratories to access anytime, anywhere therefore eliminating the need for installation, software maintenance and frequent back ups. Access Acusera 24•7 here.
With Acusera 24•7, expert technical support is available from our team of highly trained specialists. Laboratories can remotely access the technical support service for immediate troubleshooting, therefore eliminating the need for on-site assistance.
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Randox International Quality Assessment Scheme is the world’s largest external quality assessment (EQA) scheme. Currently offering 33 programmes, RIQAS has more than 50,000 laboratory participants in over 139 countries.
Presented in a user-friendly, one page per parameter format, complimentary multi-instrument and interlaboratory RIQAS reports allow comparative performance assessment of all laboratory systems. Each End-of-Cycle report summarises performance compared to the previous cycle, allowing laboratories to identify quality improvement over time.
Large Database of Users
With 47,000 RIQAS participants in 139 countries worldwide, a large peer group means more information is available for a wide range of instruments and methods. This therefore ensures greater accuracy and confidence, while reducing the level of uncertainty in results used for comparison.
Comprising over 360 parameters across 33 comprehensive EQA programmes, RIQAS can streamline external quality assessment by significantly reducing the number of individual programmes needed. Consolidation is guaranteed to save laboratory time and money, with fewer samples to prepare, reports to interpret and number of kits to store.
Frequent reporting allows early identification of test system errors and implementation of any necessary corrective actions with minimum disruption to the lab, reducing costly errors with patient results. RIQAS offers bi-weekly, monthly, and quarterly options (programme specific), with a turnaround of less than 72 hours for most reports.
With 33 flexible external quality assessment programmes available, RIQAS is suitable for every laboratory. Reduced parameter and reporting options are available for selected programmes, with the ability to register up to 5 instruments per programme at no extra cost this will help save money and facilitate comparative performance assessment.
RIQAS.Net is a convenient, cloud based data entry system which allows participants to return results and view reports online in seconds. Participants can submit results directly into the online RIQAS database, where PDF reports are collated and emailed back to participants. Current and previous reports are available to download at anytime, ideal for on the go users.
RIQAS programmes are accepted by national and international accreditation bodies worldwide, including ISO 17043:2010 – ‘Conformity Assessment – General Requirements for Proficiency Testing’. This guarantees high quality programmes that are fit for purpose and assist laboratories in achieving their own accreditation.
Every RIQAS sample is manufactured to the highest standard, spanning clinically relevant levels to allow identification of concentration related biases to ensure accurate instrument performance across the entire analytical range. Designed to be commutable, RIQAS samples are manufactured from human source material and are free from interfering preservatives, increasing confidence that performance mirrors that of patient samples.
RIQAS EQA Programmes
Choice and flexibility guaranteed with 33 programmes available.
RIQAS EQA Reports
User-friendly, one page reports available for each parameter.
*Please note, product availability may vary country to country.
More About RIQAS
What is External Quality Control?
External Quality Assessment retrospectively assesses performance against other laboratories using the same method and instrument, by analysing ‘blind’ samples as if they were patient samples. Results are frequently submitted for statistical analysis, following which each lab will receive an overall comparative report. Find out why EQA is important here.
Why Participate in an EQA Scheme?
Compare laboratory performance of
different analytical methods
Detect equipment and
Initiate and evaluate
Improve interlaboratory agreement
and increase standards
Review and carry out
Ideal Specifications of an EQA Provider
Large participation numbers
Stable and consistent sample matrix
Realistic range of analyte concentrations
Samples react in the sample manner as patient samples
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.
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
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.
Receive individual reports for each challenge and a final supplementary report at the end of the cycle visual assessment of performance.
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.
*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.