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Randox International Quality Assessment Scheme – Point of Care EQA

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Designed to improve the quality of Point of Care Testing (POCT) in locations such as pharmacies, GP surgeries, hospital out patient departments, sports clinics, supermarkets, diagnostic/treatment and walk-in centres, RIQAS Point of Care EQA provides independent evidence of the accuracy and reliability of test results. Randox International Quality Assessment Scheme (RIQAS) is the world’s largest EQA scheme with over 47,000 participants in more than 139 countries.

Why RIQAS Point of Care?

About RIQAS Point of Care

  • How it Works

    On a monthly basis we will distribute an identical sample of blood to all participating sites.  Each participating site will test the sample in the same way they would test a real patient sample, then return their test results to RIQAS within a set time. The scheme is unique in distributing whole blood samples rather than serum based samples, this ensures that samples act identically to real patient samples at the point of care.

    An electronic report is then sent to participants, comparing their results with other participants using the same analyser.  Satisfactory and unsatisfactory performance is represented using a traffic light system, allowing instant identification of any issues. A more detailed breakdown of performance may be obtained if further information is required. With time, an overall picture will emerge showing whether results are consistently accurate and reliable or whether there may be an underlying analyser and/or operator issue.

    RIQAS Point of Care - How it works
  • Tests and Analysers



    Test Role Frequency
    HbA1c • Diagnosing diabetes mellitus
    • Monitoring treatment
    • Encouraging self-management
    Monthly
    Total Cholesterol & HDL Cholesterol • Risk factors for heart disease
    • Monitoring lipid lowering therapy
    Monthly
    C-Reactive Protein (CRP) • Early detection of infectious disease
    • Identifying need for antibiotic treatment
    Monthly
    Glucose • Diagnose and monitor diabetes
    • Monitor for the presence of hypoglycaemia
    (low blood glucose) and hyperglycaemia (high blood glucose)
    Monthly, Bi-monthly and Quarterly
    International Normalised Ratio (INR) • Used to measure the effect of anticoagulant
    drugs such as warfarin
    • Help diagnose a bleeding disorder; to help
    estimate the severity of liver disease
    Monthly
    Ketones • To determine whether excessive ketones are
    present in the blood, to detect diabetic
    ketoacidosis (DKA)
    Monthly, Bi-monthly and Quarterly
    Note – The RIQAS Point of Care range is constantly expanding to include new tests and analysers. Please contact us if your desired analyser or test is not currently displayed.
  • Ordering Information

    Panel Catalogue Number
    Lipids RQ9181/A
    Lipids + 1 panel RQ9181/B
    Lipids + 2 panels RQ9181/C
    Additional Sample RQ9181/D
  • What Participants Say

    Our unrivalled commitment to quality and service ensures high levels of customer satisfaction, this is evident from the responses to our latest customer satisfaction survey:

    “All in all a quick and efficient service”
    “Good online system”
    “Very helpful team”
    “Excellent training”
    “They are an experienced team”
    “Very satisfied with the service that we receive”
    “Very good value for money”
    “The website is great”
  • Distribution Dates

    Distribution Month Sample Distributed Result Submission Deadline
    January 2022 10th January 19th January
    February 2022 7th February 16th February
    March 2022 7th March 16th March
    April 2022 4th April 13th April
    May 2022 3rd May 11th May
    June 2022 6th June 15th June
    July 2022 4th July 13th July
    August 2022 1st August 10th August
    September 2022 5th September 14th September
    October 2022 3rd October 12th October
    November 2022 7th November 16th November
    December 2022 5th December 14th December
  • Importance of Quality Assurance

    Quality assurance is an essential aspect of any clinical/diagnostic testing service and is aimed at ensuring the accuracy and reliability of patients’ results. The right result allows the right clinical advice to be offered in a timely manner. Quality assurance operates at two levels:

    Internal Quality Control

    Internal Quality Control includes operator training/ competency assessment, analyser/ test system maintenance, and adherence to policies/ processes. Whilst some point of care analysers include inbuilt quality checks, cross-check analysis against samples with known levels provides immediate assurance and evidence that a patient’s result is safe to report.

    External Quality Assessment

    External Quality Assessment involves analysis of samples with unknown levels that have been distributed by an external organisation. Participants are informed how their results compare with other participants, hence providing independent evidence of performance. Increasingly, participation in an external quality assessment scheme is becoming a mandatory requirement where health and healthcare services are being provided.

    EQA provides assurance to both staff and customers that testing provides accurate and reliable results.

    Want to know more?

    Visit our Importance of EQA page to learn more.

Want to know more?

Contact us or download the RIQAS Point of Care catalogue to learn more.

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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 Lipids Linearity Verifier

Therapeutic Drug Quality Control

Our Lipids Linearity Verifier comprises 3 common lipid assays and is specifically designed for use on Beckman Coulter
analysers. Five levels are available spanning the instrument’s complete reportable range. Designed in a liquid frozen format,
this linearity verifier will objectively verify calibration of the instrument whilst remaining convenient and easy to use.

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 Lipids Linearity Verifier5 x 3mL3LV10364

Analytes

  • HDL Cholesterol
  • LDL Cholesterol
  • Triglycerides

Acusera Apolipoprotein A-1 (Apo A-1) & Apolipoprotein B (Apo B) Linearity Verifier

Therapeutic Drug Quality Control

Dedicated Linearity Verifier for measuring Apo A-1 and Apo B on Beckman Coulter analysers. Spanning 5 levels designed to
challenge the instruments reportable range, this verifier will objectively verify calibration of the instrument whilst remaining
convenient to use.

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 Apolipoproteins Linearity Verifier5 x 3mL2LV10363

Analytes

  • Apolipoprotein A-1 (Apo A-1)
  • Apolipoprotein B (Apo B)

Acusera CO2 & Electrolytes Linearity Verifier

Therapeutic Drug Quality Control

Dedicated Linearity Verifier for the measurement of CO2 and electrolytes on Roche Cobas analysers. This verifier is supplied in a liquid ready-to-use format and can be used to objectively verify calibration of the instrument. Five levels are available spanning the instrument’s complete reportable range.

Features & Benefits

  • Convenient, liquid ready-to-use 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 CO2 and Electrolytes Linearity Verifier5 x 5mL4LV10362

Analytes

  • CO2
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Chloride

Acusera Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) Linearity Verifier

Therapeutic Drug Quality Control

Our Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) Linearity Verifier comprises 16 commonly tested drugs in a single vial. Dedicated for use on Roche Cobas systems, and available in a liquid frozen format, this verifier is convenient and easy to use. Five levels span the instrument’s entire reportable range.

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 Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Linearity Verifier5 x 5mL16LV10355

Analytes

  • Acetaminophen
  • Amikacin
  • Carbamazepine
  • Digoxin
  • Gentamicin
  • Lithium
  • N-Acetylprocainamide
  • Phenobarbital
  • Phenytoin
  • Procainamide
  • Quinidine
  • Salicylate
  • Theophylline
  • Tobramycin
  • Valproic Acid
  • Vancomycin

Acusera Apolipoproteins Linearity Verifier

Therapeutic Drug Quality Control

Dedicated Linearity Verifier for measuring Apo A-1 and Apo B on Roche Cobas analysers. Supplied in a liquid frozen format this linearity verifier will objectively verify calibration of the
instrument whilst remaining convenient and easy to use. Five levels are provided spanning the instrument’s reportable range.

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 Apolipoproteins Linearity Verifier5 x 3mL2LV10363

Analytes

  • Apolipoprotein A-1 (Apo A-1)
  • Apolipoprotein B (Apo B)

Acusera Lipids Linearity Verifier

Therapeutic Drug Quality Control

Our Lipids Linearity Verifier comprises 4 common lipid assays and is specifically designed for use on Roche Cobas analysers. Five levels are available and span the instrument’s complete reportable range. Designed in a liquid frozen format, this linearity verifier will objectively verify calibration of the instrument whilst remaining convenient and easy to use.

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 Lipids Linearity Verifier5 x 3mL3LV10364

Analytes

  • HDL Cholesterol
  • LDL Cholesterol
  • Total Cholesterol
  • Triglycerides

Acusera RF Linearity Verifier

Therapeutic Drug Quality Control

Dedicated Rheumatoid Factor (RF) Linearity Verifier supplied in a liquid ready-to-use format specifically for use on Roche Cobas analysers. Designed to objectively verify calibration
whilst remaining convenient and easy to use, there are five distinct levels provided that span the instrument’s complete reportable range.

Features & Benefits

  • Convenient, liquid ready-to-use 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 RF Linearity Verifier5 x 1mL1LV10343

Analytes

  • Rheumatoid Factor (RF)

Acusera Esoterics Linearity Verifier

Therapeutic Drug Quality Control

Our Esoterics Linearity Verifier comprises 6 analytes and is supplied in a liquid ready-to-use format specifically for use on Roche Cobas analysers. Designed to objectively verify calibration whilst remaining convenient and easy to use, there are five distinct levels provided that span the instrument’s complete reportable range.

Features & Benefits

  • Convenient, liquid ready-to-use 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 Esoterics Linearity Verifier5 x 3mL6LV10336

Analytes

  • Acetaminophen
  • Ammonia
  • Ethanol
  • Microalbumin
  • Urinary Protein
  • Salicylate

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