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ED Toxicology

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EPTIS factsheet 142475 | Last revision 2024-05-22 | URL: https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts142475 https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts142475

PT provider
PT provider Weqas Weqas
Based in United Kingdom
Remarks ED Toxicology is available as part of a comprehensive suite of programmes for the Clinical Laboratory to cover all of its basic core tests. These include: Serum Chemistry, Urine Chemistry, ED Toxicology, Lipids, Bilirubin and Serum Indices. Four human serum and whole blood samples are distributed monthly, with a minimum of 48 samples distributed over the year covering a wide range including samples at the clinically important decision points. The samples consist of a panel of 8 linearly related samples where salicylate, paracetamol and ethanol have been added gravimetrically to “off the clot” serum from healthy volunteers tested negative for these analytes. The linear panel are distributed on a number of occasions over that period which are used to assess both laboratory and method performance, including linearity, bias, within and between batch imprecision. Separate samples are available for serum Ethylene glycol and Methanol and for Whole Blood Ethanol. Key Features: - Toxic pathological range covered, cut-off levels where clinical decisions can have serious consequences for the patient. - Liquid human serum samples. Linearly related panel covering the analytical and Toxic pathological range. - Samples assess both laboratory and method performance, including linearity, bias, within and between batch imprecision. - Challenging samples at clinically relevant cut-off concentrations. For more information: https://www.weqas.com/services/eqa/ed-toxicology/ or contact@weqas.com
Product groups Health care / medical devices
Testing fields Medical analysis
Technical details
Test item Tested property Testing method
Off the clot human serum and whole blood Salicylate Routine testing methods (recommended)
Paracetamol Routine testing methods (recommended)
Ethanol Routine testing methods (recommended)
Ethylene glycol (not accredited) Routine testing methods (recommended)
Methanol (not accredited) Routine testing methods (recommended)
Whole Blood Ethanol Routine testing methods (recommended)
Aims of the PT scheme
Target group of participants Laboratory Diagnostic services and Point of Care Testing services
Linked to specific legislation / standards Accreditation by UKAS on the basis of ISO/IEC 17025, 17043 and 15195
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 for part of the parameters

Operation is commissioned / requested by
Fees and frequency
Participation fee Fee dependent on number of participating sections and proximetry of testing methods
Regularly operated Yes (Frequency: Monthly. Samples: 4 x 1.0mL Whole Blood Ethanol 4 x 0.5mL. )
Year of first operation 1968
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