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EPTIS factsheet 873885 | Last revision 2021-05-26 | URL: https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts873885 https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts873885

PT provider
PT provider ECAT Foundation ECAT Foundation
Based in Netherlands
Language(s) English
Remarks The ECAT Foundation is an independent and impartial organisation with the objective to provide an international External Quality Assessment Programme (EQAP) for laboratories working in the field of haemostasis and thrombosis. The ECAT (External quality Control of diagnostic Assays and Tests) provides this international external quality control programme since 1994. It was started as a small-scale quality control programme only in Western Europe. Today more than 1800 laboratories from over 50 different countries are participating in this worldwide programme. Our primary aim is to contribute to quality assessment and improvement of clinical laboratories operating within the field of thrombosis and haemostasis with respect to the diagnosis and treatment of patients. The ECAT Foundation is based in The Netherlands but provides EQAP for assays and tests in the field of thrombosis and haemostasis on an international scale. The programme is open for every laboratory providing services in the mentioned discipline. In 2021 the ECAT programme includes 35 modules for regular laboratory tests, covering more than 60 haemostasis parameters, 1 module for case studies and 1 electronic module for the pre- and post-analytical phase and a quality control programme for the CoaguChek INR monitors.
Product groups Human test material
Testing fields Medical analysis
Technical details
Test item Tested property Testing method
HIT-I Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia Immunological methods
Aims of the PT scheme
Target group of participants Medical Laboratories
Linked to specific legislation / standards
Additional, subsidiary aims
Number of participants 470
Accredited or otherwise reviewed by a 3rd party
Operation is commissioned / requested by
Fees and frequency
Participation fee 105 euro
Regularly operated Yes (1 time per year, 2 samples per survey)
Year of first operation 2008
Contact details of the PT provider
Provider Contact person
ECAT Foundation
P.O.Box 107
2250AC Voorschoten

Phone: +31 713030910
Web: http://www.ecat.nl http://www.ecat.nl
ECAT Office
Phone: +31 713030910
Email: info@ecat.nl info@ecat.nl
If you find any mistakes please contact the responsible EPTIS coordinator in Netherlands, Mr Peter van Otterloo. Mr Peter van Otterloo.
Any questions or problems? Please contact us at eptis@bam.de.
Application version: 1.21