Immunology

Participating laboratories may select from a group of RCPAQAP Immunology program modules that comprehensively cover the assays performed in Clinical Immunology.

All Immunology programs are made of two components:

Data Management – which includes result entry and all associated reports. A Participant Handbook and Schedules, along with all Result and Method Sheets are supplied in the RCPAQAP myQAP online customer portal.

Purchasing a Data Management enrolment is useful when the material from the Full Program can be shared with a second instrument or a satellite/branch laboratory on the same site.

Full program (material) – a complete set of material containing all the samples to be analysed for the full enrolment year is distributed to participants following enrolment.

 

Adrenal Antibodies

Material is supplied to determine the presence of Anti-adrenal antibodies.

Catalogue Number

17360102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

4

Cases/samples per survey

1

Sample Type

Serum

Sample volume

500uL

Schedule

March, May, August, October

Measurand/Test

Anti-adrenal antibodies

Storage and Handling

Immunology program samples are dispatched in January or on Enrolment and should be stored frozen at a temperature below -15°C, until the relevant survey is open for testing.

Additional Comments

This program is under development and not covered under the scope of accreditation by NATA at this stage.


Product details last updated on September 24, 2020

Anti-Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Antibodies

Material is supplied for the quantitation and qualitative assessment of Anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae antibodies (IgG, IgA)

Catalogue Number

17030102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

6

Cases/samples per survey

1

Sample Type

Serum

Sample volume

500uL

Schedule

February, April, May, July, September, November

Measurand/Test

Anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae IgA and IgG Antibodies (ASCA)

Storage and Handling

Immunology program samples are dispatched in January or on Enrolment and should be stored frozen at a temperature below -15°C, until the relevant survey is open for testing.

Product details last updated on September 24, 2020

Antinuclear Antibodies

Material is supplied to determine the presence of Antinuclear antibodies including pattern, titre and appropriate commentary.

Catalogue Number

17010102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

10

Cases/samples per survey

2

Sample Type

Serum

Sample volume

500uL

Schedule

February to November

Measurand/Test

Antinuclear antibodies pattern; Antinuclear antibodies titre (ANA)

Storage and Handling

Immunology program samples are dispatched in January or on Enrolment and should be stored frozen at a temperature below -15°C, until the relevant survey is open for testing.

Product details last updated on September 24, 2020

Antiphospholipid Antibodies

Material is supplied for quantitation and qualitative assessment of Anticardiolipin and Anti-Beta 2-Glycoprotein 1 antibodies (IgG, IgA and IgM)

Catalogue Number

17020102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

8

Cases/samples per survey

1

Sample Type

Serum

Sample volume

500uL

Schedule

Monthly: February to May and July to October

Measurand/Test

Cardiolipin IgG, IgA and IgM antibodies (aCL Abs), B2 Glycoprotein 1 IgG, IgA and IgM antibodies (b2GP1 Abs)

Storage and Handling

Immunology program samples are dispatched in January or on Enrolment and should be stored frozen at a temperature below -15°C, until the relevant survey is open for testing.

Product details last updated on September 24, 2020

B Cell Subsets

Material is supplied to quantitate B Cell Lymphocyte Subsets, specifically those related to Memory B Cell testing. The material assayed is fresh whole blood, which quickly deteriorates under normal transport conditions and should be tested within 48 hours of dispatch. As such this program is only available to a limited number of destinations outside Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia. Please contact Customer Service Team if you are outside these areas.

Catalogue Number

17390102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

2

Cases/samples per survey

2

Sample Type

EDTA whole blood

Sample volume

1.3 mL

Schedule

May, September

Measurand/Test

B Cells of the following subtypes (percentage of PBLs and B Cells): memory B cells, naïve B Cells, marginal zone B Cells, transitional B Cells, switched memory B cells, CD21low cells.

Storage and Handling

Samples must be tested within 24 hours of receipt. Store at room temperature (18-24 degrees) until processing.

Additional Comments

This program is under development and currently not covered under the scope of accreditation by NATA.


Product details last updated on September 23, 2020

Bee Venom IgE

Material supplied for the quantitation and qualitative assessment of Specific IgE to Bee Venom

Catalogue Number

17040102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

8

Cases/samples per survey

1

Sample Type

Serum

Sample volume

500uL

Schedule

February, March, April, May, July, August, September, November

Measurand/Test

Specific IgE to Bee Venom (Apis mellifera)

Storage and Handling

Immunology program samples are dispatched in January or on Enrolment and should be stored frozen at a temperature below -15°C, until the relevant survey is open for testing.

Product details last updated on September 24, 2020

Case Study

This program offers Immunology clinical case studies. This is a paperwork only program and no samples are provided. Five clinical cases are provided per year and the program is available to all staff from an enrolled Participant site.

Catalogue Number

17050302

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

5

Cases/samples per survey

1

Sample Type

No sample

Schedule

February, April, June, August, October

Product details last updated on July 31, 2020

Coeliac Disease Antibodies

Material is supplied for quantitation and qualitative assessment of Coeliac disease antibodies.

Catalogue Number

17060102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

8

Cases/samples per survey

1

Sample Type

Serum

Sample volume

500uL

Schedule

Monthly: February to May and July to October

Measurand/Test

Deamidated Gliadin IgG and IgA (DGP); Tissue transglutaminase IgG and IgA (tTG); Endomysial antibodies (EMA)

Storage and Handling

Immunology program samples are dispatched in December and January or on Enrolment and should be stored frozen at a temperature below -15°C, until the relevant survey is open for testing.

Product details last updated on August 19, 2020

Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide

Material is supplied for quantitation and qualitative assessment of Cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody

Catalogue Number

17070102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

8

Cases/samples per survey

1

Sample Type

Serum

Sample volume

500uL

Schedule

Monthly: February to May and July to October

Measurand/Test

Cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody (CCP)

Storage and Handling

Immunology program samples are dispatched in January or on Enrolment and should be stored frozen at a temperature below -15°C, until the relevant survey is open for testing.

Product details last updated on August 20, 2020

Drug Allergens

Material is supplied for quantitation and qualitative assessment of Specific IgE to a range of Drug Allergens

Catalogue Number

17080102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

4

Cases/samples per survey

1

Sample Type

Serum

Sample volume

500uL

Schedule

March, May, August, October

Measurand/Test

Specific IgE to Drugs (Latex, Morphine, Chlorhexidine, Penicilloyl V, Penicilloyl G, Cefaclor, Suxamethonium (Succinylcholine), Ampicilloyl, Amoxicilloyl)

Storage and Handling

Immunology program samples are dispatched in January or on Enrolment and should be stored frozen at a temperature below -15°C, until the relevant survey is open for testing.

Product details last updated on September 24, 2020

dsDNA and Associated Antibodies

Material is supplied to determine the presence of dsDNA and associated antibodies (nucleosome and histone).

Catalogue Number

17370102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

8

Cases/samples per survey

1

Sample Type

Serum

Sample volume

500uL

Schedule

Monthly: February to May and July to October

Measurand/Test

dsDNA, nucleosome, histone.

Storage and Handling

Immunology program samples are dispatched in January or on Enrolment and should be stored frozen at a temperature below -15°C, until the relevant survey is open for testing.

Product details last updated on August 20, 2020

Extractable Nuclear Antigen (ENA) Antibodies

Material is supplied to determine the presence of Extractable Nuclear Antigen (ENA) antibodies

Catalogue Number

17380102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

8

Cases/samples per survey

1

Sample Type

Serum

Sample volume

500uL

Schedule

Monthly: February to May and July to October

Measurand/Test

Extractable Nuclear Antigen (ENA) antibodies: SS-A (Ro60), SS-B, PCNA, Centromere, Jo-1, Pm-Scl, Sm, Ribosomal P, Ro52, RNP, Scl-70,UPL.

Storage and Handling

Immunology program samples are dispatched in January or on Enrolment and should be stored frozen at a temperature below -15°C, until the relevant survey is open for testing.

Product details last updated on August 20, 2020