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Schemes

Blood spot testing

UK NEQAS for Molecular Genetics will be offering the following blood spots EQA schemes for 2017-18.

Cystic fibrosis molecular testing on blood spots (open to all laboratories)

This scheme is now solely provided by UK NEQAS for Molecular Genetics. We would like to thank the National Genetics Reference Laboratory (Manchester) for all their help and support with this EQA scheme. This scheme has been upgraded to now assess molecular testing throughout the year. Three blood spot cards will be distributed to participants four times per year. Participants only need to register for this EQA once and they will automatically will be entered for all four distributions.

MCADD molecular testing on blood spots (open to all laboratories)

This scheme follows the same format as the CF testing on blood spots scheme. Three blood spot cards will be distributed to participants four times per year and they will be required to test for the common MCADD mutation c.985A>G. Participants only need to register for this EQA once and they will automatically will be entered for all four distributions. We would like to thank the Birmingham Children's Hospital for all their help in setting up this EQA scheme.

 

Scheme dates for 2017-18

Samples will be distributed as follows

  • Round 1 - April, 2017
  • Round 2 - September, 2017
  • Round 3 - November, 2017
  • Round 4 - February, 2018

 

Scheme fees for 2017 - click here