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RIQAS EQA Pilot Programmes

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

RIQAS Pilot Programmes

RIQAS Haematology 5-Part Differentials & Reticulocytes – Pilot Study

This new Haematology pilot study will be suitable for use across multiple analytical systems however, manual method will not be assessed. Consisting of 3 samples covering multiple concentrations, this pilot is open for current and potential participants. The EQA material will be provided in 3 primary sample tubes with a volume of 2ml (3 x 2ml)

Key Benefits

  • Liquid ready-to-use sample material
  • Submit results and view reports online via RIQAS.net
  • Human-based, preserved, whole blood samples – no latex or artificial particles used in production, stabilised mammalian cells only
  • All samples should be analysed and results submitted together
RIQAS Haematology 5-Part Differentials & Reticulocytes – Pilot Study Analytes
HaemoglobinMPVRDW-CVWBC Eos
HCTPCTRDW-SDWBC Lym
MCHPDWReticulocytesWBC Mon
MCHCPLTWBCWBC Neu
MCVRBCWBC Bas
Cat. NumberKit SizeParameters 
RQ91923 x 2ml19

RIQAS Neonatal Bilirubin – Pilot Study

Further expansion of our RIQAS portfolio via the introduction of this new pilot study. Designed to assess the performance of total and direct bilirubin assays with levels tailored specifically to neonatal bilirubin testing.

Direct Bilirubin (2.8 – 278 umol/l) | Total Bilirubin (4.8 – 638 umol/l)

Key Benefits

  • Lyophilised samples for enhanced stability
  • Submit results and view reports online via RIQAS.net
  • Human based serum matrix
  • All samples should be analysed and results submitted together
RIQAS Neonatal Bilirubin – Pilot Study Analytes
Direct BilirubinTotal Bilirubin
Cat. NumberKit SizeParameters 
RQ91912 x 3ml2

RIQAS Cytokines – Pilot Study

This is a comprehensive EQA programme suitable for monitoring the performance of 12 different Cytokines including Interleukin 6 (IL-6), Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) and more.

Key Benefits

  • Lyophilised samples for enhanced stability
  • Submit results and view reports online via RIQAS.net
  • Samples are manufactured to the highest quality ensuring the matrix reacts in the same manner as patients sample.
  • All samples should be analysed and results submitted together
RIQAS Cytokines – Pilot Study Analytes
Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF)Interleukin-2 (IL-2)Interleukin-10 (IL-10)
Interferon gamma (INF-Y)Interleukin-4 (IL-4)Monocyte Chemoattractant Protein-1 (MCP-1)
Interleukin-1 alpha (IL-1α)Interleukin-6 (IL-6)Tumour Necrosis Factor alpha (TNF-α)
Interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β)Interleukin-8 (IL-8)Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)
Cat. NumberKit SizeParameters 
RQ91953 x 1ml12

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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 5 instruments per programme at no extra fee further reduces costs and facilitates 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 33 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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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

Laboratory Quality Control Acusera Commutability

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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QC - Vial (Orange)

What Are The Benefits of Third Party Controls?

Benefits of Acusera Laboratory Quality Control

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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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Bilirubin Linearity Verifier

Therapeutic Drug Quality Control

Our Bilirubin verifier contains both Direct Bilirubin and Total Bilirubin so testing is fully covered. Dedicated for use on Roche
Cobas systems, this verifier spans five levels ensuring the instruments entire reportable range is measured.

Features & Benefits

  • Lyophilised for enhanced stability
  • 5 levels provided
  • Open vial stability of 10 days at 2ºC to 8ºC
  • Shelf life of up to 2 years from date of manufacture
DescriptionSizeAnalytesCat No 
Acusera Enzyme Linearity Verifier5 x 3mL10LV10366

Analytes

  • Direct Bilirubin
  • Total Bilirubin

Enzyme Linearity Verifier

Therapeutic Drug Quality Control

Our Enzyme Linearity Verifier contains 10 commonly tested enzymes in one unique multi-marker verifier allowing you to
consolidate testing. Spanning 5 clinical levels, this verifier ensures the systems entire reportable range is measured. Designed
specifically for use with Roche Cobas systems, our Verifier is available in a convenient liquid frozen format.

Features & Benefits

  • Convenient, liquid frozen format
  • 5 levels provided
  • 14 day stability when stored at 2ºC to 8ºC
  • Shelf life of up to 2 years from date of manufacture
DescriptionSizeAnalytesCat No 
Acusera Enzyme Linearity Verifier5 x 3mL10LV10366

Analytes

  • ALT
  • ALP
  • a-Amylase
  • Pancreatic Anylase
  • AST
  • CK
  • CKMB
  • yGT
  • LDH
  • Lipase

Clinical Chemistry Linearity Verifier

Therapeutic Drug Quality Control

Our Clinical Chemistry Linearity Verifier comprises 17 common chemistry assays, supplied in a liquid frozen format. Designed specifically for use on Roche Cobus analysers, this verifier spans five levels ensuring the instruments entire reportable range is measured.

Features & Benefits

  • Convenient, liquid frozen format
  • 5 levels provided
  • 7 day stability when stored at 2ºC to 8ºC
  • Shelf life of up to 2 years from date of manufacture
DescriptionSizeAnalytesCat No 
Acusera Verify Clinical Chemistry Linearity Verifier5 x 5mL17LV10390

Analytes

  • Albumin
  • BUN
  • Calcium
  • Chloride
  • Creatinine
  • Glucose
  • Iron
  • Lactate
  • Lithium
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphate
  • Potassium
  • Sodium
  • Total Protein
  • Triglycerides
  • Uric Acid
  • Total Cholesterol

Ethanol Calibrator/Control Set

Therapeutic Drug Quality Control

Dedicated calibrator and control set designed for the calibration and quality control of the Randox Ethanol assay.

Features & Benefits

  • Liquid ready-to-use
  • Human urine
  • Stable to expiry date when capped and stored at 2oC – 8oC
  • Open vial stability of 28 days at 2oC – 8oC
DescriptionSizeAnalytesCat No  
Ethanol Calibrator/Control Set4 x 10ml1DA2703

Analytes

Ethanol


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.

 

 

Acusera 24•7 | Update Features

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