Information of External Quality Assurance Schemes
Below are some articles that give general information about EQA schemes and the importance of EQA schemes
The articles below provide information on the scoring systems used in our schemes.
Scientific papers from Scheme staff on EQA
Below are some published papers written by the scheme staff on the area of EQA
Parfitt C, Church D, Armston A, Couchman L, Evans C, Wark G, McDonald TJ. Commercial insulin immunoassays fail to detect commonly prescribed insulin analogues. Clin Biochem. 2015; 48(18):1354-1357.
Duncan A, Harrington C, Catchpole A, Taylor, Is the Measurement of Copper and Iron in Liver Biopsies Reliable? Results from a Pilot External Quality Assurance Scheme. J. of Trace Elem. Med. and Biol. 2019, 52, 288-292
Meredith L Praamsma, Josiane Arnaud, David Bisson, Stuart Kerr, Chris F. Harrington, Patrick J Parsons. An assessment of clinical laboratory performance for the determination of manganese in blood and urine. Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, 54(12):1921-1928, (2016).
Jassam N, Amin N, Holland P, Semple RK, Halsall DJ, Wark G, Barth JH. Analytical and clinical challenges in a patient with concurrent type 1 diabetes, subcutaneous insulin resistance and insulin autoimmune syndrome. Endocrinol Diabetes Metab Case Rep. 2014; 2014:130086. doi: 10.1530/EDM-13-0086. Epub 2014 Apr 1.
A more complete list of the published literature from the scheme staff is included below