Serology

The RCPAQAP has a comprehensive range of EQA programs covering a variety of diagnostic tests used in infectious serological screening, surveillance and immunity evaluation.

Key features of the program include;

  • One sample dispatch per year with the exception of HIV Point-of-Care
  • Comprehensive assessment of over 50 analytes;
  • Detection of antibodies, antigens;
  • Result entry via the website;
  • Trend analysis with a minimum of 2 surveys/year (for most analytes);

Participants are able to request archived survey material, including relevant reports for validation studies. This may incur a postage and handling fee.

Alphavirus

Clinical material provided to assess the detection of various Alphaviruses using serological markers

Catalogue Number

20410102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

2

Cases/samples per survey

2

Sample Type

Serum/plasma

Sample volume

0.4mL

Schedule

March, August

Measurand/Test

Barmah Forest Virus IgG; IgM; Total Antibody. Chikungunya Virus IgG; IgM; Total Antibody. Ross River Virus IgG; IgM; Total Antibody. Sindbis Virus IgG; IgM; Total Antibody

Storage and Handling

Serological program samples are dispatched in December and January or on Enrolment and should be stored frozen at a temperature between -20°C and -80°C, until the relevant survey is open for testing.

Dangerous Goods (UN3373)

This survey material was packed in compliance with IATA PI.650 for Biological Substance Category B, UN 3373

Product details last updated on July 31, 2020

Bordetella pertussis

Clinical material provided to assess the detection of Bordetella pertussis using serological markers

Catalogue Number

20350102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

2

Cases/samples per survey

2

Sample Type

Serum/plasma

Sample volume

0.25mL

Schedule

May, September

Measurand/Test

Bordetella pertussis IgA; IgG; Bordetella pertussis Toxin & FHA IgA; Toxin & FHA IgG. Bordetella pertussis Toxin IgA; Toxin IgG; Toxin IgM.

Storage and Handling

Serological program samples are dispatched in December and January or on Enrolment and should be stored frozen at a temperature between -20°C and -80°C, until the relevant survey is open for testing.

Dangerous Goods (UN3373)

This survey material was packed in compliance with IATA PI.650 for Biological Substance Category B, UN 3373

Product details last updated on August 19, 2020

Brucella

Clinical material provided to assess the detection of various Brucella species using serological markers

Catalogue Number

20030102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

2

Cases/samples per survey

2

Sample Type

Serum/plasma

Sample volume

0.5mL

Schedule

February, June

Measurand/Test

Brucella abortus Agglutination; Brucella melitensis Agglutination; Brucella abortus/melitensis/bovis/suis grp Agglutination; Brucella Anti-human Globulin; Brucella IgG-IgM Differential; CFT; IgG; IgM; Immunocapture-agglutination (ICA)

Storage and Handling

Serological program samples are dispatched in December and January or on Enrolment and should be stored frozen at a temperature between -20°C and -80°C, until the relevant survey is open for testing.

Dangerous Goods (UN3373)

This survey material was packed in compliance with IATA PI.650 for Biological Substance Category B, UN 3373

Product details last updated on September 17, 2020

Chlamydia genus

Clinical material provided to assess the detection of various Chlamydia species using serological markers

Catalogue Number

20040102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

2

Cases/samples per survey

2

Sample Type

Serum/plasma

Sample volume

0.3mL

Schedule

February, June

Measurand/Test

Chlamydia genus IgA; IgG; IgM; Total Antibody. Chlamydia pneumoniae IgA; IgG; IgM; Total Antibody. Chlamydia psittaci IgA; IgG; IgM; Total Antibody. Chlamydia trachomatis Antibody IgA; IgG; IgM

Storage and Handling

Serological program samples are dispatched in December and January or on Enrolment and should be stored frozen at a temperature between -20°C and -80°C, until the relevant survey is open for testing.

Dangerous Goods (UN3373)

This survey material was packed in compliance with IATA PI.650 for Biological Substance Category B, UN 3373

Product details last updated on September 17, 2020

Coronavirus SARS CoV-2 Antibodies

Clinical material provided to assess the detection of Coronaviris (SARS CoV-2) antibodies using serological markers

What's new

New program

Catalogue Number

20460102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

4

Cases/samples per survey

2

Sample Type

Serum/plasma

Sample volume

0.5mL

Schedule

February, April, July, September

Measurand/Test

SARS CoV-2 Antibodies: IgA; IgG; IgM; Total Antibody;Point of Care

Storage and Handling

Serological program samples are dispatched in December and January or on Enrolment and should be stored frozen at a temperature between -20°C and -80°C, until the relevant survey is open for testing.

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

Cryptococcal Antigen

Clinical or culture material provided to assess the detection of Cryptococcal Antigen

Catalogue Number

20220102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

2

Cases/samples per survey

2

Sample Type

Serum or culture supernatant

Sample volume

0.5mL

Schedule

March, August

Measurand/Test

Cryptococcus Antigen Detection

Storage and Handling

Serological program samples are dispatched in December and January or on Enrolment and should be stored frozen at a temperature between -20°C and -80°C, until the relevant survey is open for testing.

Dangerous Goods (UN3373)

This survey material was packed in compliance with IATA PI.650 for Biological Substance Category B, UN 3373

Product details last updated on September 17, 2020

Cytomegalovirus

Clinical material provided to assess the detection of Cytomegalovirus using serological markers

Catalogue Number

20180102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

4

Cases/samples per survey

2

Sample Type

Serum/plasma

Sample volume

0.6mL

Schedule

February, April, July, September

Measurand/Test

CMV Avidity; IgG;IgM; Total Antibody

Storage and Handling

Serological program samples are dispatched in December and January or on Enrolment and should be stored frozen at a temperature between -20°C and -80°C, until the relevant survey is open for testing.

Dangerous Goods (UN3373)

This survey material was packed in compliance with IATA PI.650 for Biological Substance Category B, UN 3373

Product details last updated on September 17, 2020

Dengue virus

Clinical material provided to assess the detection of Dengue virus only using serological markers.

Catalogue Number

20420102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

2

Cases/samples per survey

2

Sample Type

Serum/plasma

Sample volume

0.4mL

Schedule

April,August

Measurand/Test

Dengue IgG: Sero-prevalence; Capture; IgM; NS1 Antigen; ICT NS1/IgG/IgM; Total Antibody

Storage and Handling

Serological program samples are dispatched in December and January or on Enrolment and should be stored frozen at a temperature between -20°C and -80°C, until the relevant survey is open for testing.

Dangerous Goods (UN3373)

This survey material was packed in compliance with IATA PI.650 for Biological Substance Category B, UN 3373

Additional Comments

Enrol in this program if you test for Dengue virus ONLY. Enrol in the Flavivirus program to assess the detection of flaviviruses including dengue virus.


Product details last updated on July 31, 2020

Entamoeba

Clinical material provided to assess the detection of Entamoeba using serological markers

Catalogue Number

20230102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

2

Cases/samples per survey

2

Sample Type

Serum/plasma

Sample volume

0.5mL

Schedule

March, August

Measurand/Test

Entamoeba IgG; Total Antibody

Storage and Handling

Serological program samples are dispatched in December and January or on Enrolment and should be stored frozen at a temperature between -20°C and -80°C, until the relevant survey is open for testing.

Dangerous Goods (UN3373)

This survey material was packed in compliance with IATA PI.650 for Biological Substance Category B, UN 3373

Product details last updated on September 17, 2020

Epstein Barr virus

Clinical material provided to assess the detection of Epstein Barr Virus using serological markers

Catalogue Number

20190102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

4

Cases/samples per survey

2

Sample Type

Serum/plasma

Sample volume

0.6mL

Schedule

February, April, July, September

Measurand/Test

EBV Avidity; EBV EA and EBNA IgA; EBV EA IgA; EBV EA IgG; EBV EBNA IgG; EBV EBNA IgM; EBV VCA IgA; EBV VCA IgG; EBV VCA IgM; Heterophile Antibody

Storage and Handling

Serological program samples are dispatched in December and January or on Enrolment and should be stored frozen at a temperature between -20°C and -80°C, until the relevant survey is open for testing.

Dangerous Goods (UN3373)

This survey material was packed in compliance with IATA PI.650 for Biological Substance Category B, UN 3373

Product details last updated on September 17, 2020

Flavivirus

Clinical material provided to assess the detection of various Flaviviruses using serological markers/includes Dengue Fever

Catalogue Number

20430102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

2

Cases/samples per survey

2

Sample Type

Serum/plasma

Sample volume

0.4mL

Schedule

March, August

Measurand/Test

Dengue IgG: Sero-prevalence; Capture; IgM; NS1 Antigen; ICT NS1/IgG/IgM; Total Antibody. Flavivirus IgG; IgM; Total Antibody. Japanese Encephalitis Virus IgG; IgM. Kokobera; IgM; Total Antibody. Kunjin (West Nile) Virus IgG; IgM; Total Antibody. Murray Valley Encephalitis Virus IgG; IgM; Total Antibody. Yellow Fever IgG; IgM. Zika Virus IgG; IgM; Total Antibody

Storage and Handling

Serological program samples are dispatched in December and January or on Enrolment and should be stored frozen at a temperature between -20°C and -80°C, until the relevant survey is open for testing.

Dangerous Goods (UN3373)

This survey material was packed in compliance with IATA PI.650 for Biological Substance Category B, UN 3373

Additional Comments

Enrol in this program to assess the detection of flaviviruses including dengue virus. If you test for Dengue virus only, enrol in the Dengue virus program.


Product details last updated on August 19, 2020

Helicobacter pylori

Clinical material provided to assess the detection of Helicobacter pylori using serological markers

Catalogue Number

20050102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

2

Cases/samples per survey

2

Sample Type

Serum/plasma

Sample volume

0.35mL

Schedule

March, August

Measurand/Test

Helicobacter pylori; IgG; Total Antibody

Storage and Handling

Serological program samples are dispatched in December and January or on Enrolment and should be stored frozen at a temperature between -20°C and -80°C, until the relevant survey is open for testing.

Dangerous Goods (UN3373)

This survey material was packed in compliance with IATA PI.650 for Biological Substance Category B, UN 3373

Product details last updated on August 19, 2020