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Welsh Assessment of Serological Proficiency Scheme


EPTIS factsheet 859674 | Last revision 2023-04-21 | URL: https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts859674 https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts859674

PT provider
PT provider Welsh Assessment of Serological Proficiency Scheme (WASPS) Welsh Assessment of Serological Proficiency Scheme (WASPS)
Based in United Kingdom
Language(s) English
Remarks The scheme is based on a simulated compatibility test in which four antisera are tested against three red cell samples. The exercise is performed by individual members of staff using manual laboratory methods. Sufficient material is provided to each participant laboratory for all members of staff to participate, including on-call and multidisciplinary staff who may not routinely work in a blood transfusion laboratory. The scheme aims to assist transfusion laboratories in improving practice, whilst providing managers responsible for service provision with the facility to monitor and assess individual staff competency.
Product groups Health care / medical devices
Testing fields Biology
Technical details
Test item Tested property Testing method
Plasma Compatibility testing Tube testing & gel testing
Aims of the PT scheme
Target group of participants Blood Transfusion Laboratories
Linked to specific legislation / standards ISO15189
Additional, subsidiary aims N/A
Number of participants 80
Accredited or otherwise reviewed by a 3rd party

Accredited by United Kingdom Accreditation Service on the basis of ISO17043

Operation is commissioned / requested by N/A
Fees and frequency
Participation fee £520 (Laboratories with >10 individuals) ; £360 (Laboratories <10 individuals)
Regularly operated Yes (Three distributions (January, June & October))
Year of first operation 1989
Contact details of the PT provider
Provider Contact person
Welsh Assessment of Serological Proficiency Scheme (WASPS)
Ely Valley Road
United Kingdom

Phone: 01443 622148
Fax: N/A
Web: http://www.waspsqa.org.uk http://www.waspsqa.org.uk
Mr Gareth Nottage
Phone: 01443 622148
Fax: N/A
Email: gareth.nottage@wales.nhs.uk gareth.nottage@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