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 supplied 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


Product details last updated on August 5, 2019

Foeto Maternal Haemorrhage Estimation

EDTA whole blood – 2 x 2 mL supplied 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


Product details last updated on August 5, 2019

General Transfusion Program – Antibody Titre Module

Plasma – 2 mL supplied 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


Product details last updated on August 5, 2019

General Transfusion Program – Basic Compatibility Module

EDTA whole blood – 4 mL and 2 or 3 Red cell samples – 2 mL supplied.

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


Product details last updated on August 5, 2019

General Transfusion Program – General Compatibility Module

EDTA whole blood – 4 mL and 2 or 3 Red cell – 2 mL supplied.

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


Product details last updated on August 5, 2019

General Transfusion Program – Phenotyping Module

Red cells – 4 mL supplied 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


Product details last updated on August 5, 2019

Individual Assessment Program

EDTA whole blood – 2 x 6 mL supplied 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)


Product details last updated on August 5, 2019

Snake Venom Detection

A dry swab supplied for the detection of Australian snake venom.

Frequency / Number of samples

1 survey / 1 sample per survey

Tests

Snake Venom Detection


Product details last updated on August 5, 2019

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 and 2 red cells 2 mL supplied to assess blood grouping.

Frequency / Number of samples

Blood Grouping, Phenotyping:                                                       3 samples per survey / 6 surveys

DAT, Antibody Screen, Antibody Identification:                        1 sample per survey / 6 surveys

Crossmatching/Compatibility Testing:                                        2 samples per survey / 6 surveys

Tests

Blood Grouping

Weak D testing

DAT

Antibody Screen

Antibody identification

Phenotyping (Rh/ K antigens only)

Crossmatching / Compatibility Testing


Product details last updated on August 5, 2019

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

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

Frequency / Number of samples

6 surveys / 2 samples per survey

Tests

Crossmatching / Compatibility Testing


Product details last updated on September 14, 2018