UK NEQAS for Antibiotic Assays

CPA(EQA) Accredited since 1998

Please download the registration form today or contact the scheme to enrol or to obtain further information.

Please download the method and sub-method update form and fax or contact the scheme to update methods and sub-methods.

Useful Information

PLEASE NOTE – DUE TO THE HIGH DEMAND FOR BACK SAMPLES, THE SCHEME IS NOW OFFERING A SERVICE TO PROVIDE THESE FOR EVALUATION PURPOSES AT A PRICE OF £10 PER SAMPLE.

PARTICIPANTS CAN NOW FIND THE ANNUAL REPORTFOR 2012 – 2013 BELOW.

Contact Details

Email: ukneqas.antibiotics@nbt.nhs.uk

Tel: +44 (0)117 323 6214 (answerphone)

Fax: +44 (0) 117 323 8332


Scheme Organisational Chart 

Scheme Contact Details

 


 

A Brief Scheme History...

Antibiotic Assay Scheme Information:

 

This is an EQA scheme for Antibiotic Assay Therapeutic Drug Monitoring.  We distribute six antibiotics monthly: amikacin, flucytosine, teicoplanin, tobramycin, plus gentamicin and vancomycin as a combined sample.

 

From April 2012, a new anti-fungal panel is available consisting of itraconazole, (+ hydroxyitraconazole as a combined sample), Posaconazole, voriconazole and flucytosine.

 

Results returns should be received two weeks after the distribution date, the date is shown on your results form.  LATE RETURNS AFTER THE WEIGHED IN VALUES HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED CANNOT BE ACCEPTED!

For full details on the terms and conditions of participation, please read the participant’s manual.


 

NEWS

 

Upgrade of Wolfson EQA Software to allow online access!

The Scheme is now fully online for result return and download of reports.

 

Scheme Managers:

The Scheme is now jointly run by Mr Alan Noel and Dr Mervyn Darville. Please make sure you use the scheme email address for correspondence to get a reply. Please ensure you quote your laboratory number in all correspondence.


 

If your lab routinely performs antibiotic assays then we could be the EQA scheme for you!  Is your lab interested in participating?  Would you like more details?  Email us...

ukneqas.antibiotics@nbt.nhs.uk

 

Alternatively download the registration form and update form below and send it back, either by fax or by email – you can find these in the scheme contact details.

Registration form                                         


 

Information Sources for Scheme Members

Follow the links to access each document:

THE PARTICIPANT’s MANUAL v12.0 ON-LINE

 

Confused about the groups and scores shown on your monthly report? 

The Scoring System Explained!     

Please be aware that participants are now penalised for non-returns and for returning a > result. Full details can be found in the participants’ manual.      

Interested in what you had to say about our scheme?  Click the link below and see what changes we will make as a response to your requests…        

Latest Participant Satisfaction User Survey

Latest Participant Satisfaction Questionnaire

Do you need repeat samples? 

Click below to request them, including your scheme lab number, antibiotic required, distribution required (if applicable) or number of samples.  Please put “repeat samples” in the email header. 

ukneqas.antibiotics@nbt.nhs.uk

 


 

Distribution Dates

 


The Weighed-in and Target Concentrations

2013 – 2014                                    2014 - 2015

Distribution 3398  April 2013                         Distribution 3426  April 2014

Distribution 3399  May 2013                          Distribution 3427  May 2014

Distribution 3400  June 2013                          Distribution 3428  June 2014

Distribution 3401  July 2013                          Distribution 3429  July 2014

Distribution 3402  August 2013                     Distribution 3430  August 2014

Distribution 3403  September 2013

Distribution 3404  October 2013

Distribution 3405  November 2013

Distribution 3406  December 2013

Distribution 3407  January 2014        

Distribution 3408  February 2014

Distribution 3409  March 2014

Antifungal Panel

2013 – 2014                                    2014 - 2015

Distribution 3410  April 2013                         Distribution 3438   April 2014

Distribution 3411  May 2013                          Distribution 3439   May 2014

Distribution 3412  June 2013                          Distribution 3440   June 2014

Distribution 3413  July 2013                          Distribution 3441   July 2014

Distribution 3414  August 2013                     Distribution 3442   August 2014

Distribution 3415  September 2013

Distribution 3416  October 2013

Distribution 3417  November 2013

Distribution 3418  December 2013

Distribution 3419  January 2014

Distribution 3420  February 2014

Distribution 3421  March 2014

 

 


ANNUAL REPORTS

Annual Report for 2012-2013

Annual Report for 2011-2012

Annual Report for 2010-2011

Annual Report for 2009-2010

Annual Report for 2008-2009

Annual Report for 2007-2008

Annual Report for 2006-2007

The statistics for 2006-07: method mean, sub method mean, mean score, method performance, sub method performance.

Annual Report for 2005-2006 Word 2000 Format

Due to an ongoing problem the excel workbooks for 2005-2006, are unable to be accessed, whilst this problem is being corrected if you wish to have access to the data please contact the scheme on ukneqas.antibiotics@nbt.nhs.uk

 

Annual Report for 2004-2005 Word 2000 Format

All Results for 2004-2005 Excel 97 Read-only Workbook

ANNUAL REPORT 2003-2004 Word 2000 format

Annual Report 2002-2003 Word 2000 format

Annual Report 2000-2001 Word 2000 format

 


 

Archive Target Values

 

2012-2013 (AFP) ,2012–2013, 2011-2012, 2010-2011,2009-2010, 2008-2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996

 


 

 

Links to other UK NEQAS related web-sites

 

UK NEQAS HOME PAGE

UK NEQAS for Microbiology

 


Information about CPA Accreditation

The programme is approved for laboratories wishing to obtain CPA (UK) accreditation having received accreditation from CPA(EQA) since 1998.


Publication of Weighed-in and Target Concentrations

Weighed-in concentrations are published three days after each distribution has closed. An idea of the target values can be obtained from these. The targets (currently [since October 1998] - ALTM for all analytes) are published when the data is available. Returns will not normally be accepted after the weighed-in concentrations have been published on the WWW or on the telephone hotline.


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