Haematology

Haematology is the discipline of pathology which deals with diseases which affect the blood such as anaemia, leukemia, lymphoma, and clotting or bleeding disorders. The RCPAQAP Haematology EQA programs cover a wide range of tests used in laboratory haematology.

Apixaban (Anti Xa)

Lyophilised plasma – 1 mL provided to assess Apixaban (Anti Xa) measurements

Frequency / Number of samples

2 surveys / 2 samples per survey

Tests

Apixaban (Anti Xa)

Automated Differential

Stabilised whole blood – 2.5 mL to 3 mL provided to assess the white cell differential from 3-part of 5-part differential from automated intstruments.

Frequency / Number of samples

4 surveys / 2 samples per survey

Tests

Instrument specific material for automated differential counts

Blood Film Differential count

Peripheral Blood Film provided to assess the capabilities to perform a manual white cell differential

Frequency / Number of samples

12 surveys / 1 sample per survey

Tests

Blood Film Differential Count

Bone Marrow Morphology

Virtual images of peripheral blood and bone marrow / trephine provided to assess the capabilities of describing and diagnosing bone marrow morphology.

Frequency / Number of samples

2 surveys / 1 cases per survey

Tests

Description & Diagnostic Interpretation of peripheral blood films, Bone Marrow aspirate and Trephine sections

CD34+

Stabilised whole blood – ~0.6 mL provided to assess CD34+

Frequency / Number of samples

3 surveys / 2 samples per survey

Tests

WCC, %, Total CD34/uL

Coagulation Factors II, V, VII, X, XI and XII

Lyophilised plasma – 1 mL provided to assess Factor II/ V / VII / X / XI / XII measurements

Frequency / Number of samples

3 surveys / 2 samples per survey

Tests

Factor II, Factor V, Factor VII, Factor X, Factor XI, Factor XII

Coagulation Factors VIII and IX

Lyophilised plasma – 1 mL provided to assess Factor VIII / IX measurements

Frequency / Number of samples

6 surveys / 2 samples per survey

Tests

Factor VIII, Factor IX

D-Dimer Automated

Stabilised Liquid – 1 mL provided to assess D-Dimer on automated techniques

Frequency / Number of samples

4 surveys / 2 samples per survey

Tests

D-Dimer – fully quantitative

D-Dimer Semi-quantitative

Lyophilised plasma – 0.5 mL provided to assess D-Dimer on semi quantitative / qualitative methods.

Frequency / Number of samples

4 surveys / 2 samples per survey

Tests

D-Dimer – semi quantitative / qualitative

Dabigatran (Direct Thrombin Inhibitor)

Lyophilised plasma – 1 mL provided to assess Dabigatran (Direct Thrombin Inhibitor) measurements

Frequency / Number of samples

2 surveys / 2 samples per survey

Tests

Dabigatran (Direct Thrombin Inhibitor)

ESR – Module 1 & 2

Stabilised whole blood – 2 to 5 mL provided to assess ESR

Frequency / Number of samples

4 surveys / 2 samples per survey

Tests

Method specific material for ESR testing

Factor XIII

Lyophilised plasma – 1 mL provided to assess Factor XIII measurements

Frequency / Number of samples

2 surveys / 2 samples per survey

Tests

Factor XIII