From April 2012, a new panel of anti-fungal agents will be available. The panel consists of itraconazole (+ hydroxyitraconazole as a combined sample), posaconazole, voriconazole and flucytosine.
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.
Please download the 2011-12 participant satisfaction questionnaire and fax or e-mail your completed form to the scheme as soon as possible.
PLEASE NOTE – DUE TO THE HIGH DEMAND FOR
PARTICIPANTS CAN NOW FIND THE ANNUAL REPORTFOR 2011 – 2012 BELOW.
Tel: +44 (0)117 323 6214 (answerphone)
Fax: +44 (0) 117 323 8332
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.
Upgrade of Wolfson EQA Software to allow online access!
The Scheme is now fully online for result return and download of reports.
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...
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.
Information Sources for Scheme Members
Follow the links to access each document:
Confused about the groups and scores shown on your monthly report?
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…
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.
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 email@example.com
Archive Target Values
Links to other
Information about CPA Accreditation
The programme is approved for laboratories wishing to obtain CPA (
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.