Immunology

Serum Exchange Program

The Serum Exchange Program is designed to provide EQA for rare disorder analytes with low participant numbers. Programs and analytes covered will be reliant on laboratories to source and donate suitable samples. Participants will be emailed to register interest in the program. At least two laboratories will be required for each Serum Exchange Program.

The reports will present data in a simple spreadsheet format with no targets established.

Laboratories interested in participating in Serum Exchange Programs should contact the Customer Service Team.

Frequency / Number of samples

Variable

Tests

EQA for rare disorder analytes with low participant numbers

Product details last updated on August 1, 2019

Serum Free Light Chains

Serum or plasma – 500 μL suppllied for quantitation and qualitative asssessment of Serum Free Light Chains and Serum Free Light Chain Ratio.

Frequency / Number of samples

8 surveys / 1 sample per survey

Tests

Serum free kappa light chains

Serum free lambda light chains

Serum free light chain ratio

Product details last updated on August 1, 2019

Skin Antibodies

Serum 650 μL supplied to determine the presence of Skin antibodies.

Frequency / Number of samples

6 surveys / 1 sample per survey

Tests

Skin antibodies (intercellular substance, basement membrane)

Product details last updated on August 1, 2019

Specific Proteins

Serum – 1 mL supplied for quantitation of specific proteins:

  • Immunoglobulin G
  • Immunoglobulin A
  • Immunoglobulin M
  • Complement component 3
  • Complement component 4
  • α-1-antitrypsin
  • C1 esterase inhibitor
  • Haptoglobin
  • Caeruloplasmin
  • Prealbumin

Frequency / Number of samples

Biannual program

12 surveys / 2 samples per survey

Tests

Immunoglobulin G; Immunoglobulin A; Immunoglobulin; Complement component 3; Complement component 4; α-1-antitrypsin; C1 esterase inhibitor; Haptoglobin; Caeruloplasmin; Prealbumin

Product details last updated on August 1, 2019

Thyroid Antibodies

Serum – 500 μL supplied for quantitation and qualitative assessment of Thyroid antibodies.

Frequency / Number of samples

8 surveys / 1 sample per survey

Tests

Thyroglobulin antibodies

Thyroid microsome antibodies

Thyroid receptor antibodies

Product details last updated on August 1, 2019

Tissue Autoantibodies

Serum – 500 μL supplied to determine the presence of Tissue Autoantibodies:

  • Gastric Parietal Cell antibodies
  • Smooth Muscle antibodies
  • F-Actin antibodies
  • Mitochondrial antibodies
  • Liver/Kidney Microsome antibodies
  • Intrinsic Factor antibodies
  • (Blocking antibody)

Frequency / Number of samples

8 surveys / 1 sample per survey

Tests

Gastric Parietal Cell antibodies, Smooth Muscle antibodies, F-Actin antibodies, Mitochondrial antibodies, Liver/Kidney Microsome antibodies, Intrinsic Factor antibodies

Product details last updated on August 1, 2019

Tryptase

Serum – 500 μL supplied for quantitation of mast cell Tryptase.

Frequency / Number of samples

8 surveys / 1 sample per survey

Tests

Mast Cell Tryptase

Product details last updated on August 1, 2019

Type I Diabetes Antibodies

Serum – 500 μL supplied for quantitation and qualitative assessment of Type 1 Diabetes antibodies:

  • Islet cell antibodies
  • Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase antibodies
  • Insulinoma-associated-2 autoantibodies

Frequency / Number of samples

8 surveys / 1 sample per survey

Tests

Islet cell antibodies, Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase antibodies, Insulinoma-associated-2 autoantibodies

Product details last updated on August 1, 2019

Vasculitis Serology

Serum – 500 μL supplied to determine the presence of Anti-Neutrophil Cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA), Myeloperoxidase (MPO) antibodies, Proteinase 3 (PR3) antibodies and Anti-Glomerular Basement Membrane (GBM) antibodies

Frequency / Number of samples

8 surveys / 1 sample per survey

Tests

Anti-neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibodies

Myeloperoxidase Antibodies

Proteinase 3 Antibodies

Anti-glomerular basement membrane

Product details last updated on August 1, 2019