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Anti-SARS-CoV-2 External Quality Assessment

The RIQAS Anti-SARS-CoV-2 EQA programme comprises IgG, IgM and total antibodies. This programme uniquely supports both qualitative and quantitative reporting.

  • Liquid ready-to-use
  • 100% human plasma provides a commutable sample matrix
  • Monthly reporting – 1 sample per month
  • Submit results and view reports online via RIQAS.Net
  • Qualitative and Quantitative reporting options available
  • Rapid report turnaround allows any necessary corrective actions to be made with minimal disruption
  • Allows comparison of different methodologies
Cat NoKit SizeFrequencyCycle StartParameters
RQ91932 x (6 x 0.5mL)Monthly (1 sample per month) - 2 distributions per yearOctober3 parameters

Parameters

  • IgG
  • IgM
  • Total Antibodies

Please note, the RQ9193 RIQAS Anti-SARS-CoV-2 EQA Programme will be discontinued after the following cycle which concludes in September 2024.


Co-Oximetry EQA | RIQAS

The RIQAS CO-Oximetry EQA programme is a comprehensive programme suitable for monitoring the performance of 7 CO-Oximetry parameters. All samples are supplied in a lyophilised format, providing greater stability and ensuring clinically relevant levels.

  • Lyophilised (January 2024)
  • Monthly reporting
  • 24 hour open-vial stability once reconstituted
  • Submit results and view reports online via RIQAS.Net
  • Register up to five instruments per programme (volume permitting) at no extra cost for comparative performance assessment

Not accredited to ISO/IEC 17043

Cat NoKit SizeFrequencyCycle StartParameters
RQ9177 *1 mlMonthly (1 x 12 month cycle)January7
RQ9177/A **1 mlMonthly (1 x 12 month cycle)January7

Note to participants with multiple instruments on the CO-Oximetry Programme:
RQ9177 must be purchased for the first registered instrument and individual RQ9177/A kits purchased for each subsequently registered instrument.

Please note, product availability may vary country to country.

Parameters

  • Carboxyhaemoglobin (COHb / HbCO)
  • Methaemoglobin (MetHb)
  • Oxygen Content (O₂CT)
  • Oxygen Saturation (sO / Vol O)
  • Oxyhaemoglobin (OHb / HbO)
  • Total Haemoglobin (tHb)
  • Reduced / Deoxyhaemoglobin (RHb / HHb)

About CO-Oximetry EQA

Co-oximetry is a methodology, also known as spectrophotometry, that measures the levels of the oxygen-carrying protein haemoglobin, which is the chief component of red blood cells. Co-oximetry is a useful tool in that it helps determine the levels of various forms of haemoglobin.

Spectrophotometric methods date back to studies by Sir Isaac Newton in the 1600s. Work by Lambert (1760) and Beer (1852) resulted in the Beer-Lambert law which describes the transmission / absorption of light in solutions (Chatburn, 2014).

A high value for the Co-Oximetry Blood Test may indicate, among other things:

  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Congenital haemoglobin disorder

Related Products


Coagulation External Quality Assessment

The RIQAS Coagulation EQA programme is designed to monitor the performance of 17 routine coagulation tests and specialised factor assays. Two flexible yet cost effective programme options are available.

  • Accredited to ISO/IEC 17043:2010
  • Lyophilised for enhanced stability
  • 100% human plasma
  • Monthly reporting
  • Choose between 5 routine parameters or all 17 parameters
  • Submit results and view reports online via RIQASNet
  • Register up to five instruments per programme (volume permitting) at no extra cost for comparative performance assessment
Cat NoKit SizeFrequencyCycle StartParameters
RQ9135/a12 x 1mlMonthly (1 x 12 month cycle)January5 parameters
(aPTT, PT, TT, Fibrinogen and ATIII)
RQ9135/b12 x 1mlMonthly (1 x 12 month cycle)JanuaryAll 17 parameters

Routine Parameters

  • Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time (aPTT)
    • Antithrombin III (ATIII)

    • Fibrinogen
    • Prothrombin Time (PT)
    • Thrombin Time (TT)

    Parameters

    • Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time (aPTT)
    • Antithrombin III (ATIII)
    • D-Dimer (Pilot)
    • Factor II
    • Factor IX
    • Factor V
    • Factor VII
    • Factor VIII
    • Factor X
    • Factor XI
    • Factor XII
    • Fibrinogen
    • Plasminogen
    • Protein C
    • Protein S
    • Prothrombin Time (PT)
    • Thrombin Time (TT)

    Please note, product availability may vary country to country.


    Toxicology External Quality Assessment

    The RIQAS Urine Toxicology EQA programme is designed to monitor the performance of 20 drugs of abuse tests in urine. Suitable for both qualitative and semi-quantitative methods of analysis.

    • Liquid ready-to-use
    • 100% human urine
    • Monthly reporting
    • Submit results and view reports online via RIQAS.Net
    • Suitable for use with both quantitative and screening methods
    • Report results for drug group or individual metabolite

    Not accredited to ISO/IEC 17043

    Cat NoKit SizeFrequencyCycle StartParameters
    RQ913912 x 5mlMonthly (1 x 12 month cycle)January20

    Parameters

    • Benzoylecogonine
    • Buprenorphine
    • Cannabinoids
    • Cotinine
    • Creatinine
    • d-Amphetamine
    • d-Methamphetamine
    • EDDP
    • Ethanol
    • Free Morphine
    • Lorazepam
    • LSD
    • MDMA
    • Methadone
    • Nortriptyline
    • Norporpoxyphene
    • Oxazepam
    • Phencyclidine
    • Phenobarbital
    • Secobarbital

    Please note, product availability may vary country to country.


    Maternal Screening External Quality Assessment

    The RIQAS Maternal Screening EQA programme is designed to monitor the performance of screening tests used during the first and second trimester of pregnancy to assess the risk of Down’s syndrome, Spina Bifida and Trisomy 18.

    • Accredited to ISO/IEC 17043
    • Lyophilised for enhanced stability
    • 100% human serum
    • Monthly reporting
    • Submit results and view reports online via RIQAS.Net
    • Register up to five instruments per programme (volume permitting) at no extra cost for comparative performance assessment
    • Suitable for first and second trimester screening
    Cat NoKit SizeFrequencyCycle StartParameters
    RQ913712 x 1mlMonthly (1 x 12 month cycle)January6

    Parameters

    • AFP
    • Inhibin A
    • hCG, free beta
    • PAPP-A
    • hCG, total
    • Unconjugated Oestriol

    Please note, product availability may vary country to country.


    Cardiac Plus External Quality Assessment

    The RIQAS Cardiac Plus EQA programme is designed to monitor the performance of 11 clinically significant cardiac markers. All samples are supplied in a lyophilised format.

    • Accredited to ISO/IEC 17043
    • Lyophilised
    • 100% human serum
    • Monthly reporting
    • Submit results and view reports online via RIQAS.Net
    • Register up to five instruments at no extra cost
    Cat NoKit SizeFrequencyCycle StartParameters
    RQ919012 x 3mlMonthly (1 x 12 month cycle)January11 parameters

    Parameters

    • CK Total
    • CK-MB Activity
    • CK-MB Mass
    • D-Dimer
    • Digoxin
    • Homocysteine
    • hsCRP
    • Myoglobin
    • NT-proBNP
    • Troponin I
    • Troponin T

    Please note, product availability may vary country to country.


    Immunoassay Speciality 2 External Quality Assessment

    The RIQAS Immunoassay Speciality 2 EQA programme is designed to monitor the performance of 5 complex, specialised immunoassay parameters.

    • Lyophilised for enhanced stability
    • 100% human serum
    • Monthly reporting
    • Submit results and view reports online via RIQAS.Net
    • Register up to five instruments per programme (volume permitting) at no extra cost for comparative performance assessment
    • Accredited to ISO/IEC 17043
    Cat NoKit SizeFrequencyCycle StartParameters
    RQ914212 x 1mlMonthly ReportingJan5

    Parameters

    • Calcitonin
    • Gastrin
    • Procalcitonin
    • Plasma Renin Activity
    • Renin, direct concentration

    Please note, product availability may vary country to country.


    Immunoassay Speciality I External Quality Assessment

    The RIQAS Immunoassay Speciality I EQA programme is designed to monitor the performance of 10 complex, specialised immunoassay parameters including procalcitonin and vitamin D.

    • Lyophilised for enhanced stability
    • 100% human serum
    • Monthly reporting
    • Submit results and view reports online via RIQAS.Net
    • Register up to five instruments per programme (volume permitting) at no extra cost for comparative performance assessment
    • Accredited to ISO/IEC 17043
    Cat NoKit SizeFrequencyCycle StartParameters
    RQ914112 x 2mlMonthly ReportingJan10

    Parameters

    • 1-25-OH-Vitamin D*
    • 25-OH-Vitamin D
    • Anti-TG
    • Anti-TPO
    • C-peptide
    • IGF-1
    • Insulin
    • Osteocalcin
    • Procalcitonin
    • PTH

    *Pilot Programme

    Please note, product availability may vary country to country.


    HbA1c External Quality Assessment

    The RIQAS Glycated Haemoglobin (HbA1c) EQA programme is designed to monitor the performance of HbA1c and Total Haemoglobin assays.

    • Accredited to ISO/IEC 17043
    • Lyophilised for enhanced stability
    • 100% whole blood
    • Monthly reporting
    • Submit results and view reports online via RIQAS.Net
    • Register up to five instruments per programme (volume permitting) at no extra cost for comparative performance assessment
    Cat NoKit SizeFrequencyCycle StartParameters
    RQ912912 x 0.5mlMonthly (6 samples per distribution, 2 distributions per cycle)January2 parameters

    Parameters

    • HbA1c
    • Total Haemoglobin

    Please note, product availability may vary country to country.


    BNP External Quality Assessment

    The RIQAS BNP programme is a dedicated programme suitable for monitoring the performance of B-type Natriuretic Peptide. All samples are supplied in a liquid ready-to-use format, therefore reducing the amount of preparation time required and reducing the risk of human error.

    • Liquid ready-to-use
    • Monthly reporting
    • Submit results and view reports online via RIQAS.Net

    Not accredited to ISO/IEC 17043

    Cat NoKit SizeFrequencyCycle StartParameters
    RQ916512 x 1mlMonthlyJanuary1
    Order with RQ9136/a when BNP and Liquid Cardiac parameters required

    Parameters

    • BNP

    Please note, product availability may vary country to country.


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