Chemical Pathology

General Urine Chemistry: Biogenic Amines

Lyophilised Urine – 10mL vials to assess biogenic amine measurements including metanephrines.

Note: Urinary Free Metanephrine, Free Normetanephrine and Free 3-Methoxytyramine are included in the General Urine Chemistry material.

Frequency / Number of samples

12 surveys per year / 1 sample per survey

Tests

Noradrenaline

5HIAA

Adrenaline

Dopamine

HMMA

HVA

3-Methoxytyramine

Metanephrine

Normetanephrine

Serotonin

Clinical Evaluation Component

HbA1c: Lyophilised

Lyophilised Whole Blood – 0.2mL vials to assess performance of HbA1c assays.

Note: This program is not suitable for Abbott Afinion devices. Participants using the Abbott Afinion should enrol in the HbA1c Whole Blood program.

Frequency / Number of samples

12 surveys per year / 2 samples per survey

Tests

HbA1c

HbA1c: Whole Blood

Fresh EDTA Whole Blood – 0.3mL vials suitable for all HbA1c assays and POC devices

Frequency / Number of samples

3 surveys per year / 2 samples per survey

Tests

HbA1c

IGF-1/C Peptide

Lyophilised Serum – 1mL vials to assess performance of IGF-1 and C-Peptide

Frequency / Number of samples

12 surveys per year / 2 samples per survey

Tests

IGF-1, C Peptide, IGF-BP3

Liquid Serum Chemistry (for Australian and NZ Participants only)

Fresh Frozen serum – 3mL vials to assess performance of a range of chemistry and endocrine assays – fully commutable, sourced from haemochromatosis therapeutic venesections.

This program is ONLY available to participants in Australia and New Zealand.

Frequency / Number of samples

1 survey per year / 2 samples per survey

Tests

Albumin ALT Cortisol
Bicarbonate Alkaline Phosphatase DHEA Sulphate
Bilirubin – Total Amylase Folate
Bilirubin – Conjugated AST FSH
Calcium Cholinesterase Growth Hormone
Chloride Creatine Kinase LH
Creatinine GGT Oestradiol
Fructosamine Lactate Dehydrogenase Progesterone
Glucose Lipase Prolactin
Lactate Cholesterol P1NP
Magnesium Triglyceride SHBG
Osmolality HDL Cholesterol s-βCTX
Phosphate(Inorganic) Non HDL Cholesterol Testosterone
Potassium Iron

Free Testosterone

Free Androgen Index (FAI)Vitamin B12

Protein (Total) TIBC Active B12 (Holotranscobalamin)
Sodium Ferritin Vitamin D3
Urate Transferrin TSH
Urea Transferrin Saturation Free T4
DHT Free T3
Anion Gap
Adjusted Calcium
eGFR
Osmolar Gap
Globulins

 

Neonatal Bilirubin

Lyophilised Serum – 2mL vials to assess higher the bilirubin levels found in neonates

Frequency / Number of samples

12 surveys per year / 2 samples per survey

Tests

Total Bilirubin, Conjugated Bilirubin

On-Site Urine Toxicology Screening

Lyophilised Urine – 10mL vials designed to assess screening assays for common drugs of abuse

Frequency / Number of samples

12 surveys per year / 1 sample per survey

Tests

Amphetamine Type Substances – Amphetamine, Methamphetamine

Benzodiazepines

Cannabis metabolites

Cocaine metabolites

Opiates

Oral Fluid Toxicology Screening

Lyophilised Non-human protein base – 2mL vials suppllied

Frequency / Number of samples

12 surveys per year / 1 samples per survey

Tests

Amphetamine Type Substances – Amphetamine, Methamphetamine, Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)

Benzodiazepines

Cannabis metabolites

Cocaine metabolites

Opiates

Patient Report Comments

Enrolment is only available for an individual person. Samples are not issued with this program. Please log a New Participant Number Request in the myQAP portal to setup an “Individual” Participant number.

Case study format for professional development.

Frequency / Number of samples

6 cases are provided per year

Tests

The Patient Report Comments Program is designed for commenting on patient biochemistry results. A set of patient results is provided to participants. Participants are asked to provide comments they would typically add to the report or give verbally.

Plasma Metanephrines

Lyophilised Plasma – 3mL vials to test plasma metanephrine performance

Frequency / Number of samples

12 surveys per year / 2 samples per survey

Tests

Metanephrine, Normetanephrine, 3-Methoxythyramine

Point-of-Care Testing: Blood Gases

Aqueous Bovine Albumin Buffered Matrix – 2.5mL ampoules designed to assess related methods available on I-Stat type analysers, not suited to Radiometer and Siemens type devices

Frequency / Number of samples

12 surveys per year / 2 samples per survey

Tests

pH, Sodium, Glucose, Ionised Calcium, pCO2, Potassium, Haemoglobin, Haematocrit, , pO2, Chloride, Lactate, Creatinine, TCO2, Urea

Note: Suitable for devices such as the Abbott i-STAT and Siemens epoc devices.

Point-of-Care Testing: Troponin and HCG

Lyophilised Plasma – 1mL vials for assessment of Troponin T and I and Total HCG on PoC devices

Frequency / Number of samples

12 surveys per year / 2 samples per survey

Tests

Troponin I, Troponin T (semi-quantitative e.g. h232), Total HCG

Note: Suitable for devices such as Abbott i-STAT and Roche cobas h232