Anatomical Pathology

HER2 Brightfield ISH (BRISH) Gastric Diagnostic

Proficiency testing for individual pathologists who are involved in the diagnostic interpretation of results for HER2 BRISH testing in gastric cases.

Catalogue Number

13130102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

1

Cases/samples per survey

6

Sample Type

Stained sections of H&E, HER2 IHC and HER2 BRISH slides are provided as virtual microscope slide images in the myQAP portal. USBs can be purchased separately.

Schedule

August

Measurand/Test

HER2 BRISH for gastric cancer interpretation

Product details last updated on August 20, 2020

Immunohistochemistry Breast Markers

Proficiency testing for laboratories processing immunohistochemistry.

Catalogue Number

13150102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

1

Cases/samples per survey

5

Sample Type

Unstained formalin fixed paraffin sections comprising of 5 breast cancer cases in a composite tissue block to be stained for ER, PR, HER2 and 2 additional antibodies.

Schedule

August

Measurand/Test

ER, PR, HER2, Gata-3 (alternate CK7), CK14 (alternate SMMS-1)

Storage and Handling

Room temperature

Additional Comments

PD-L1 for TNBC interpretation proficiency testing is offered free of charge to RCPAQAP participants through IQNPath. The anatomical pathology team can be contacted for further details.


Product details last updated on August 3, 2021

Immunohistochemistry Breast Markers Audit

Quality assurance activity for laboratories reporting immunohistochemistry (IHC) and in-situ hybridization (ISH) breast markers through an audit of clinical results. There is no technical component to this survey, but it comprises online submission of the hormone receptor and HER2 status for each case of early invasive primary (not stage 4 disease) breast carcinoma. 50-100 samples are required for assessment. Laboratories providing less than 50 samples will not qualify for assessment.

Catalogue Number

13160102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

1

Cases/samples per survey

100

Sample Type

A maximum of 100 cases from the preceding year are submitted.

Schedule

February

Measurand/Test

Breast marker audit of cases reported by participant

Product details last updated on August 3, 2021

Immunohistochemistry General

Proficiency testing for laboratories processing immunohistochemistry.

Catalogue Number

13170102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

1

Cases/samples per survey

3

Sample Type

Unstained formalin fixed paraffin sections comprising of composite tissue block to be stained for 3 general markers

Schedule

February

Measurand/Test

Glypican 3 (Alternate CK8/18), CD31 (alternate ERG), Napsin A (alternate CEA)

Storage and Handling

Room temperature

Product details last updated on August 3, 2021

Immunohistochemistry Lymphoma Markers

Proficiency testing for laboratories processing immunohistochemistry. A variety of lymphoma markers are assessed.

Catalogue Number

13180102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

1

Cases/samples per survey

3

Sample Type

Unstained formalin fixed paraffin sections comprising of composite tissue block to be stained for 3 lymphoma markers.

Schedule

February

Measurand/Test

CD1a (alternate Langerin), CD68 (alternate CD163), CD23 (alternate CD21)

Storage and Handling

Room temperature

Product details last updated on August 3, 2021

Immunohistochemistry Mismatch Repair (MMR) protein

Proficiency testing for laboratories processing immunohistochemistry. Two mismatch repair (MMR) proteins are assessed annually. Colorectal cases are assessed annually and non-colorectal cases are rotated annually.

What's new

New program

Catalogue Number

13430102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

1

Cases/samples per survey

4

Sample Type

Unstained formalin fixed paraffin sections comprising of composite tissue block to be stained for 2 MMR protein markers.

Schedule

May

Measurand/Test

MLH1 and PMS2 staining on colorectal carcinoma and endometrial carcinoma tissue

Storage and Handling

Room temperature

Product details last updated on August 3, 2021

Immunohistochemistry PD-L1

Proficiency testing for laboratories performing PD-L1 testing. Modules can be purchased separately and include PD-L1 for non small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC), PD-L1 for triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) and PD-L1 for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). This is a technical proficiency testing program only.

What's new

New program

Catalogue Number

13440102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

1

Cases/samples per survey

Varies per module

Sample Type

Unstained formalin fixed paraffin sections comprising of composite tissue blocks to be stained for PD-L1

Schedule

May

Measurand/Test

PD-L1 for NSCLC, PD-L1 for TNBC, PD-L1 for HNSCC

Storage and Handling

Room temperature

Additional Comments

PD-L1 interpretation proficiency testing is offered free of charge to RCPAQAP participants through IQNPath. The anatomical pathology team can be contacted for further details.


Product details last updated on August 3, 2021

Mohs Diagnostic

Proficiency testing for dermatopathology Mohs Fellows and trainees.

Catalogue Number

13190102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

1

Cases/samples per survey

10

Sample Type

Stained sections are provided as virtual microscope slide images in the myQAP portal.

Schedule

March

Measurand/Test

Mohs surgery histopathology

Product details last updated on July 31, 2020

Neuropathology Diagnostic

Proficiency testing for laboratories and pathologists reporting neuropathology. Educational resource for other laboratories and trainees.

Catalogue Number

13200102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

1

Cases/samples per survey

10

Sample Type

Stained sections are provided as virtual microscope slide images in the myQAP portal. USBs can be purchased separately.

Schedule

April

Measurand/Test

Neuropathology

Product details last updated on August 3, 2021

Neuropathology Immunohistochemistry and Technical

Proficiency testing for laboratories processing neuropathology specimens.

Catalogue Number

13140102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

1

Cases/samples per survey

2

Sample Type

This is a combined module where unstained formalin fixed paraffin sections are provided for immunohistochemical and special staining.

Schedule

May

Measurand/Test

OLIG2 and PAS

Storage and Handling

Room temperature

Product details last updated on August 3, 2021

Oral and Maxillofacial Diagnostic

Proficiency testing for laboratories and pathologists reporting oral and maxillofacial histopathology. Educational resource for other laboratories and trainees.

Catalogue Number

13210102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

1

Cases/samples per survey

10

Sample Type

Stained sections are provided as virtual microscope slide images in the myQAP portal. USBs can be purchased separately.

Schedule

March

Measurand/Test

Oral and Maxillofacial Histopathology

Product details last updated on August 20, 2020

Paediatric Diagnostic

Proficiency testing for laboratories and pathologists reporting paediatric pathology. Educational resource for other laboratories and trainees.

Catalogue Number

13220102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

1

Cases/samples per survey

10

Sample Type

Stained sections are provided as virtual microscope slide images in the myQAP portal. USBs can be purchased separately.

Schedule

July

Measurand/Test

Paediatric Histopathology

Product details last updated on August 19, 2020