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.
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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 47,000 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 47,000 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.
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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
The Serology report is available within ten days of the final submission date. The results for each parameter are displayed on a single page report. There are two types of Serology report – one for qualitative reporting and one for quantitative reporting. Each of these report ensure quick and easy performance assessment.
The Qualitative report comprises three subsections including a text section, Histogram and method summary. The text section conveniently displays your laboratory’s result to the correct result for your method. The Histogram visually displays your laboratory’s result in relation to all of the results submitted for your method group and the all method group. Finally, the method summary provides a breakdown of the results for all methods registered with RIQAS.
The Quantitative report comprises four subsections including a text section, Histogram, Levey-Jennings chart and method summary. The text section conveniently displays your laboratory’s result to the mean for comparison, the histogram visually displays your laboratory’s result to the mean for comparison, the Levey-Jennings chart displays the SD for the last 20 samples ensuring instant identification of performance over time and finally the method summary provides a breakdown of the results submitted for all methods registered with RIQAS.
The Urinalysis Report scoring system, scores participants based on a spread of results over each category and how far a participant is away from the consensus, which is referred to as the Target Category.
The score calculated is based on how close to the target category a participant’s result falls. A score of 0 refers to a result which falls within the target category and therefore, the comment “acceptable” will be given. A laboratory’s performance is described as being acceptable or unacceptable based on this calculated score.
A laboratory must achieve a score of between -6 and +6 for their performance to be deemed acceptable. Scores can fall between the values of -10 and +8.
If a participant’s result matches the target category then they will receive the score of 0 and the comment “acceptable” given.
Where a participant returns a negative result and the target category is positive (category 9), the participant score will be -10. The comment “unacceptable” will be given.
Where a participant returns a positive result (category 9) and the target category is negative, the participant score will be +8 and the comment “unacceptable” given.
The score achieved for the current reported sample together with the associated comment of acceptable, unacceptable or borderline will be listed in the comments box located towards the top of the results page for each registered parameter. The percentage (%) of results from the selected peer group which fall within the target category are also stated.
Potential Historical Information
The number of correct scores (i.e. scores of 0) that have been submitted in the last “n” samples, up to a maximum of 6 previous samples. The number of acceptable assessments that have been submitted in the last “n” samples, up to a maximum of 6 previous samples.
Results of scoring for each sample are displayed on a Levey-Jennings style chart with “0” score in the middle and scoring categories positioned on either side for 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10. The chart is shaded into bands depending on the scores.
Acceptable scores (0-6) have no shading, Borderline scores (6-8) have light red shading and unacceptable scores (8-10) are shaded a darker red.
Scores for each of the last 12 samples are plotted against the appropriate sample number and the chart also indicates whether the participant’s reported result category is higher or lower than the target category.
The target categories are stated along the top of the chart and if there are no target categories due to a lack of numbers then an “X” is plotted to show that a result has been submitted but could not be scored.
A dedicated report is provided for the Urine Toxicology programme. The report is divided into two subsections; the screening (qualitative) and the quantitative section, allowing for visual performance assessment at-a-glance.
Your laboratory’s result is displayed along with the correct response. A visual chart is also provided displaying performance of the last 20 samples. A breakdown of the screening results submitted by other laboratories in your method group and all method groups for the current sample is also provided at a variety of cut-offs. A further breakdown is provided for various methods at your specific cut-off.
The Quantitative section of the Urine Toxicology report is further broken down into a text section comparing your laboratory’s performance to the mean for comparison, a Histogram chart indicating your laboratory’s performance in relation to the method group and the all method group and a multi-method section highlighting the performance of other methods.
All RIQAS participants are entitled to register up to five separate instruments per programme at no extra cost.
Individual reports for each instrument are supplied as normal in addition to a complimentary instrument group report allowing the performance of each instrument to be uniquely compared and assessed easily.
The multi-instrument group report displays the %Deviation for the last 10 samples along with the RM%Dev across all registered laboratory instruments. The %Dev for each instrument is plotted on a user-friendly, colour coded chart for instant identification of poor performing instruments.
As an ISO requirement, the Multi-Instrument Report is an extremely useful and beneficial tool for laboratories – “Laboratories with two or more analysers for examinations, should have a defined mechanism for comparison of results across analysers” – ISO 15189:2012.