Transfusion

Transfusion science deals with the collection, testing, production and supply of the medicines made from blood that are used in clinical transfusion settings. The RCPAQAP Transfusion EQA offers various programs and modules covering the testing scope of routine immunohematology and blood group serology laboratories.

Blood Grouping & Antibody Screen Program

EDTA whole blood – 2 x 4 mL provided to assess blood grouping only or antibody screen and identification (optional)

Frequency / Number of samples

6 surveys / 2 samples per survey

Tests

Blood grouping, Antibody Screen/Identification – Optional

Foeto Maternal Haemorrhage Estimation

EDTA whole blood – 2 x 2 mL provided to assess percentage and volume of foetal cells and the number of anti-D vials

Frequency / Number of samples

4 surveys / 2 samples per survey

Tests

Foetal Maternal Haemorrhage Estimation

General Transfusion Program – Antibody Titre Module

Plasma – 2 mL provided to assess the level of anti-D titre in the sample

Frequency / Number of samples

4 surveys / 1 sample per survey

Tests

Anti-D Titre

General Transfusion Program – Basic Compatibility Module

EDTA whole blood – 4 mL & 2 or 3 Red cell samples – 2 mL provided. This program is based on various clinical scenarios. Based on the clinical scenario, participants are required to perform blood group, antibody screen, DAT and crossmatch

Frequency / Number of samples

6 surveys / Varied samples per survey

Tests

Blood grouping, Antibody screen, Crossmatch/ compatibility testing, DAT

General Transfusion Program – General Compatibility Module

EDTA whole blood – 4 mL & 2 or 3 Red cell – 2 mL provided. This program is based on various clinical scenarios. Based on the clinical scenario, participants are required to perform blood group, antibody screen, identification, phenotyping, DAT, eluate and crossmatch

Frequency / Number of samples

6 surveys / Varied samples per survey

Tests

Blood grouping, Antibody screen, Antibody identification, Crossmatch/ compatibility testing, Phenotyping, DAT, Elution studies

General Transfusion Program – Phenotyping Module

Red cells – 4 mL provided to assess on results for antisera held in laboratories

Frequency / Number of samples

4 surveys / 1 sample per survey

Tests

Extended Red Cell Antigen Phenotyping

Individual Assessment Program

EDTA whole blood – 2 x 6 mL provided to assess blood grouping, antibody screen and identification (optional). Three operators can return results.

Frequency / Number of samples

6 surveys / 2 samples per survey

Tests

Blood grouping, Antibody Screen/Identification – Optional
Individual Assessment Program (up to 3 participants results can be submitted per survey)

Snake Venom Detection

A dry swab provided for detection of Australian snake venom

Frequency / Number of samples

1 survey / 1 sample per survey

Tests

Snake Venom Detection

Transfusion Competency Program – Antibody Identification Module (Overseas participants only)

EDTA whole blood – 4 mL provided to assess antibody identification

Frequency / Number of samples

6 surveys / 1 sample per survey

Tests

Antibody identification

Transfusion Competency Program – Antibody Screen Module (Overseas participants only)

EDTA whole blood – 4 mL provided to assess antibody screen

Frequency / Number of samples

6 surveys / 1 sample per survey

Tests

Antibody Screen

Transfusion Competency Program – Blood Grouping Module (Overseas participants only)

EDTA whole blood – 4 mL provided to assess blood grouping

Frequency / Number of samples

6 surveys / 3 samples per survey

Tests

Blood Grouping

Transfusion Competency Program – Crossmatching / Compatibility Testing Module (Overseas participants only)

2 red cell donor units – 4 mL provided to assess crossmatching

Frequency / Number of samples

6 surveys / 2 samples per survey

Tests

Crossmatching / Compatibility Testing