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External Quality Assessment Samples (EQA Kits)

Quotient has been providing proficiency material to international EQA schemes for over 5 years. We offer a standard EQA format of up to 10 samples including simulated whole blood, antibody screening and compatibility testing, and direct antiglobulin testing that can be adopted by the assessment organization and packaged as their own. These can be supplied up to four times a year. Scheme organizers are responsible for collating and processing data submitted by their participants.

 

Format of Standard EQA Scheme

Our standard EQA Typing and Antibody Screen Kit contains 10 samples:

Whole Blood Sample

Patient 1 4 mL Simulated Whole Blood (13-17%) containing appropriate ABO and other irregular blood group antibodies. For assessmer of blood typing and antibody screening producers.
Patient 2 4 mL Simulated Whole Blood (13-17%) containing appropriate ABO and other irregular blood group antibodies. For assessmer of blood typing and antibody screening producers.

 

Antibody screen and compatibility testing

Serum 1 2mL serum, vial- with or without irregular blood group antibodies.
Serum 2
Donor 1 2 mL red blood cells (3-5%).
Donor 2
Donor 3
Donor 4

 

Direct Anitglobulin Test

Sample 1 2 mL cells (3-5%) Can be DAT negative or sensitised with IgG, or C3.
Sample 2

 

BGS Competency Testing Kit (FD276)

Features Benefits
Pack contains 10 randomly numbered vials Blind Assessment

Specificity information supplied on website (in password protected area)

Self-assessment
Presented in mL vials Ideal for training purposes
Completely unknown antibody specificities Can be used in column agglutination
Polyclonal material Represents a normal weak sample