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EPTIS factsheet 142690 | Last revision 2017-04-21 | URL: https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts142690 https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts142690

PT provider
PT provider WEQAS Quality Laboratory WEQAS Quality Laboratory
Based in United Kingdom
Language(s)
Remarks UK National Guidelines recommends a fourth generation assay for first line Point of Care (POCT) HIV testing. Off the clot human serum samples are spiked with both p24 antigen and HIV antibodies 1 & 2 to mimic the different clinical presentations.
Keywords
Product groups Health care / medical devices
Human test material
Testing fields Medical analysis
Technical details
Test item Tested property Testing method
Off the clot human serum p24 Antigen Routine methods of participants
HIV-1 Antibody -
HIV-2 Antibody -
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

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 (Bi-monthly with 3 sets of samples)
Year of first operation 2010
Contact details of the PT provider
Provider Contact person
WEQAS Quality Laboratory
Unit 6, Parc Ty Glas
CF14 5DU Cardiff
United Kingdom

Phone: 44 (0) 2920 747810
Fax: 44 (0) 2920 314760
Web: http://www.weqas.com http://www.weqas.com
Miss Flora Coward
Phone: 44 (0) 2921 847810
Fax: 44 (0)2920314760
Email: flora.coward@wales.nhs.uk flora.coward@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.
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