Study of lipid profile from RIQAS quality control sample
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The laboratory of the present author is a participant of Randox International Quality Assessment Scheme (RIQAS). The author receives twenty six samples for thirty nine general chemistry analysis per year, reports of which are to be sent fortnightly. Amongst thirty nine analytes there are partial lipid profile parameters like total cholesterol and triglycerides. So, the author decided to run a pilot study of full lipid profile from these samples. At the first phase four samples from two different cycles were considered as test materials. The reports of these samples were quite satisfactory. The trial run was given for fifteen consecutive days. (Presented by the author in the Annual Conference of ACBI, 2004).
The success of trial runs for fifteen days proved that EQA samples from RIQAS may be used for full lipid profile analysis. Results were compared against Randox internal quality control samples (IQA) and were found to be accurate and reproducible.
KeywordsEQA HDL-cholesterol IQA LDL-cholesterol RIQAS
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