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.

APC Resistance

Lyophilised plasma – 1 mL provided to assess APC resistance measurements.

Frequency / Number of samples

2 surveys / 2 samples per survey

Tests

APC Resistance

Product details last updated on August 13, 2019

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)

Product details last updated on September 13, 2018

Automated Differential

Stabilised whole blood – 2.0 mL to 3.5 mL provided to assess the white cell differential from 3-part of 5-part differential from automated instruments.

Frequency / Number of samples

4 surveys / 2 samples per survey

Tests

WBC Differential WCC, Neut/Gran, Lymph, Mono, Eos, Baso
Option Compatible Instrument
Option 1 Sysmex Corporation: XT series, XEseries, XS series, XN series, Mindray BC 5000/6000 series
Option 2 Abbott Laboratories: Cell-Dyn 3000, 3200/Ruby, 3500, 3700, 4000/Sapphire
Option 3 Beckman Coulter: Act 5 Diff, ABX Pentra 60C+
Option 4 Bayer Diagnostics: ADVIA 120/2120
Option 7 Beckman Coulter: STKS, MaxM, HMX, LH 500/750/755/780, GENS, Unicell DxH800

Note: If the instrument used is not listed in the above table, please contact RCPAQAP Haematology for selection of the correct module.

Product details last updated on August 13, 2019

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

Product details last updated on September 13, 2018

Bone Marrow Morphology: Virtual Microscopy

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 case per survey

Tests

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

Product details last updated on August 13, 2019

CD34+

Stabilised whole blood – ~0.8 mL provided to assess CD34+

Frequency / Number of samples

3 surveys / 2 samples per survey

Tests

WCC

%CD34

Total CD34/uL

Product details last updated on August 13, 2019

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

Product details last updated on August 13, 2019

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

Product details last updated on August 13, 2019

Condensed Full Blood Count (for Overseas Participants only)

Stabilised whole blood – 1.5 mL provided to assess Full Blood Count parameters.

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

Frequency / Number of samples

6 surveys / 2 samples per survey

Tests

White Blood Cells

Red Blood Cells

Haemoglobin

Haematocrit

Mean Cell Volume

Mean Cell Haemoglobin

Mean Cell Haemoglobin Concentration

Red Cell Distribution Width – CV

Platelet

Mean Platelet Volume

Product details last updated on August 13, 2019

Condensed Haemostasis (for Overseas Participants only)

Lyophilised plasma – 1 mL provided to assess PT / INR / Fib / APTT / TT

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

Frequency / Number of samples

4 surveys / 2 samples per survey

Tests

Prothrombin Time (PT)

International Normalised Ratio (INR)

Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time (APTT)

Fibrinogen (Fib)

Thrombin Time (TT)

Product details last updated on August 13, 2019

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

Product details last updated on September 13, 2018

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

Product details last updated on September 13, 2018