Co-Oximetry EQA | RIQAS

Home - POCT EQA

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


Urinalysis External Quality Assessment

The RIQAS Urinalysis EQA programme is designed to monitor the performance of urine dipstick test using both manual and automated methods. All samples are supplied in a liquid ready-to-use format ideal for both clinical and point-of-care testing (POCT).

  • Liquid ready-to-use
  • 100% human urine
  • Bi-monthly reporting
  • Submit results and view reports online via RIQAS.Net
  • Suitable for POCT
  • Accredited to ISO/IEC 17043
Cat NoKit SizeFrequencyCycle StartParameters
RQ91386 x 12mlBi-monthly (1 x 12 month cycle)January14

Parameters

  • Albumin
  • Bilirubin
  • Blood
  • Creatinine
  • Galactose
  • Glucose
  • hCG
  • Ketones
  • Leukocytes
  • Nitrite
  • pH
  • Protein
  • Specific Gravity
  • Urobilinogen

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.


Blood Gas External Quality Assessment

The RIQAS Blood Gas programme is a comprehensive EQA programme suitable for monitoring the performance of 11 blood gas parameters. All samples are supplied in a liquid ready-to-use format ideal for both clinical and point-of-care testing (POCT).

  • Accredited to ISO/IEC 17043
  • Liquid ready-to-use
  • Aqueous material
  • Monthly reporting
  • Submit results and view reports online via RIQAS.Net
  • Suitable for POCT
Cat NoKit SizeFrequencyCycle StartParameters
RQ9134 *12 x 1.8mlMonthly (1 x 12 month cycle)January11
RQ9134/A **12 x 1.8mlMonthly (1 x 12 month cycle)January11

Parameters

  • Bicarbonate*
  • Ca++
  • Glucose
  • Lactate
  • pCO2
  • pO2
  • Cl-
  • K+
  • Na+
  • pH
  • tCO2*

*Pilot Programme

Please note, product availability may vary country to country.