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POCT Urinalysis

[POCT Urinalysis]

EPTIS factsheet 142652 | Last revision 2024-05-22 | URL: https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts142652 https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts142652

PT provider
PT provider Weqas Weqas
Based in United Kingdom
Remarks Urinalysis are an array of tests undertaken on a sample of urine to screen and assess a wide range of disorders, including Urinary Tract Infection, Kidney Disease, Liver or biliary disease and Diabetes. Point of care (POC) Urinalysis tends to refer to the first two testing phases and does not include microscopy. Specific strips (cartridges) are also used for the determination of Urinary albumin, often termed microalbumin, and the Albumin/Creatinine ratio as part of the assessment of kidney disease. The base material is fresh filtered human urine, to which additional analytes such as leucocytes, nitrites, ketones, blood, protein, albumin, bilirubin and glucose are added at an appropriate physiological range to reflect the concentration range in clinical samples. 5mL volume of human urine is distributed bimonthly, with a minimum of 6 samples distributed over the year covering a clinically relevant range for screening. Both manual and automated POCT device results can be submitted as qualitative (neg, pos, or +,++,+++) or semiquantitative results (e.g. range band 2-5mmol/l). Key Features: - Material is commutable with all Urinalysis strips and meters. - Suitable for manual or automated devices. - Quantitative, semiquantitative and qualitative results are accommodated. - Qualitative drop down fields on website customised for each instrument / strip. - Liquid human urine samples requiring no pre-analytical preparation. - Concentration of analytes at clinically relevant range. For more information: https://www.weqas.com/services/poct-eqa/poct-urinalysis/ or contact@weqas.com
Product groups Health care / medical devices
Testing fields Medical analysis
Technical details
Test item Tested property Testing method
Fresh filtered human urine Glucose Routine testing methods (recommended)
Ketones Routine testing methods (recommended)
Protein Routine testing methods (recommended)
Haemoglobin (Blood) Routine testing methods (recommended)
Specific Gravity Routine testing methods (recommended)
pH Routine testing methods (recommended)
Bilirubin Routine testing methods (recommended)
Urobilinogen Routine testing methods (recommended)
Leucocytes Routine testing methods (recommended)
Nitrites Routine testing methods (recommended)
Albumin/Creatinine ratio Routine testing methods (recommended)
Urine Albumin (Microalbumin) Routine testing methods (recommended)
Creatinine Routine testing methods (recommended)
Aims of the PT scheme
Target group of participants Aims to assess the performance and reliability of organisations undertaking POC Urinalysis tests in a wide variety of healthcare situations.
Linked to specific legislation / standards Accreditation by UKAS based on 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: 1 x 5.0mL)
Year of first operation 1997
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