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POCT Co-oximetry

[POCT Co-oximetry]

EPTIS factsheet 1144033 | Last revision 2024-05-22 | URL: https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts1144033 https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts1144033

PT provider
PT provider Weqas Weqas
Based in United Kingdom
Remarks The material is a blood-based matrix containing the 4 major haemoglobin derivates, and unlike dyes provided by other EQA providers, it has equivalent spectral properties to whole blood. Compatible with all major Co-oximeters. Panel covers clinically relevant ranges. Packaged in an easy to use dual-chambered vial that separates the oxyhemoglobin from methemoglobin to enhance stability. Three aqueous samples are distributed monthly, with a minimum of 33 samples distributed over the year, covering a wide clinically relevant range. The samples consist of a panel of 6 linearly related samples distributed on a number of occasions over that period, which are used to assess both laboratory and method performance, including linearity, bias, and within and between batch imprecision. Key Features: Panel covers clinically relevant range. Easy to use vials with minimal preparation time. Material contains the 4 major haemoglobin derivates and unlike dyes has equivalent spectral properties to whole blood. Compatible with all major Cooximeters. For more information: https://www.weqas.com/services/poct-eqa/poct-co-oximetry/ or contact@weqas.com
Product groups Health care / medical devices
Testing fields Medical analysis
Technical details
Test item Tested property Testing method
Bovine haemolysate solution Total Haemoglobin Routine testing methods (recommended)
Carboxyhaemoglobin Routine testing methods (recommended)
Methaemoglobin Routine testing methods (recommended)
Oxyhaemoglobin Routine testing methods (recommended)
Aims of the PT scheme
Target group of participants The Programme aims to assess the performance of organisations utilising blood gas analysers for the analysis of the patients’ haemoglobin and co-oximetry status. The Programme is available to both Laboratory and Point of Care testing sites and is part of the Blood Gas and Co-oximetry Programme offering the complete repertoire of blood gas analytes including calculated parameters, electrolytes, metabolites and Co-oximetry.
Linked to specific legislation / standards ISO/IEC 17043
Additional, subsidiary aims validation of testing methods
Number of participants
Accredited or otherwise reviewed by a 3rd party

Accredited by UKAS on the basis of ISO/IEC 17043

Operation is commissioned / requested by
Fees and frequency
Participation fee https://www.weqas.com/participantzone/subscription-charges/
Regularly operated Yes (Frequency: Bimonthly. Samples: 3 x 2.0mL. )
Year of first operation 1994
Contact details of the PT provider
Provider Contact person
Unit 6, Parc Ty Glas
CF14 5DU Cardiff
United Kingdom

Phone: 44 (0) 2920 314750
Web: http://www.weqas.com http://www.weqas.com
Laura Lloyd-Lewis
Phone: 44 (0) 29218 32884
Email: laura.lloyd-lewis@wales.nhs.uk laura.lloyd-lewis@wales.nhs.uk
If you find any mistakes please contact the responsible EPTIS coordinator in United Kingdom, Mr Savvas Xystouris. Mr Savvas Xystouris.
Any questions or problems? Please contact us at eptis@bam.de.
Application version: 1.23-SNAPSHOT.20230502124635-7925ae379a631fc1ececff45d2921c8db38877d5