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 REPORT FOR 2013 – 2014 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

2014 – 2015                                    2015 - 2016

Distribution 3426  April 2014                         Distribution 3636  April 2015

Distribution 3427  May 2014                          Distribution 3637  May 2015

Distribution 3428  June 2014                          Distribution 3638  June 2015

Distribution 3429  July 2014

Distribution 3430  August 2014

Distribution 3431  September 2014

Distribution 3432  October 2014

Distribution 3433  November 2014

Distribution 3434  December 2014

Distribution 3435  January 2015

Distribution 3436  February 2015

Distribution 3437  March 2015

Antifungal Panel

2014 – 2015                                    2015 - 2016

Distribution 3438   April 2014                        Distribution 3648   April 2015

Distribution 3439   May 2014                         Distribution 3649   May 2015

Distribution 3440   June 2014                         Distribution 3650   June 2015

Distribution 3441   July 2014

Distribution 3442   August 2014

Distribution 3443   September 2014

Distribution 3444   October 2014

Distribution 3445   November 2014

Distribution 3446   December 2014

Distribution 3447   January 2015

Distribution 3448   February 2015

Distribution 3449   March 2015

 

 

 


ANNUAL REPORTS

Annual Report for 2013-2014

Annual Report for 2012-2013


 

Archive Target Values

 

2013 - 2014 (AFP),

2013 - 2014

2012-2013 (AFP),

2012–2013

 


 

 

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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