Irish External Quality Assessment Scheme in Clinical Biochemistry

  • F. M. McSweeney
  • E. J. Barrett
  • J. Brady
  • P. F. Duggan
  • J. R. McSweeney
  • R. O’Moore
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Medical Informatics book series (LNMED, volume 16)

Abstract

In June 1981 the Irish Assessment Scheme was introduced. Each month a stabilised sample of blood serum is distributed and participants are requested to perform certain analyses. Sera from different manufacturers of human and animal based origin are distributed. Sera are usually lyophilised but a stabilised liquid sample has been distributed. Individual report forms are returned to the participants within two days of the closing date for receipt of results. The Scheme is operated on a confidential basis. Each participant is assigned a code number — identity of laboratory is known only to the organiser. The Scheme is based on the routine analysis of sodium, potassium, chloride, urea, glucose, calcium, phosphate, iron, urate, creatinine, bilirubin, total protein, albumin, cholesterol, LDH and AST. The Scheme is flexible and on certain months the regular list of sixteen constituents will be replaced by some less commonly analysed constituents.

Keywords

Cholesterol Albumin Urea Europe Creatinine 

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    Reed, A., Henry, R., and Mason, W., Clin. Chem. 1971, 17, 275Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. M. McSweeney
    • 1
  • E. J. Barrett
  • J. Brady
  • P. F. Duggan
  • J. R. McSweeney
  • R. O’Moore
  1. 1.National Board for Science & TechnologyDublin 4Ireland

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