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Our Educational Schemes

As well as improving standards through our EQA schemes, we think that education plays a vital role in aiding the improvement of clinical and diagnostic services in the H&I field.

We currently run 3 schemes, alongside our standard EQA schemes, with the aim of improving participant’s knowledge, techniques and interpretation of H&I-related issues. The educational schemes we provide are currently free of charge*, and participants can register for them via their portal account.

Please refer to the tabs below for outlines of the schemes, and following the links within the tabs for a full description of each scheme. Please contact us below if you have any questions regarding the schemes.

*Qualifying criteria applies to schemes EDXM and ED. More information can be found via the relevant tabs below.

 

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Scheme Purpose: To provide participants with a variety of interesting samples/scenarios to test that offer a beneficial educational element.

**Note: This scheme is only available to laboratories who are registered with any other UK NEQAS for H&I EQA/EPT scheme.**

Material Clinical Scenarios (paper based scheme)
Volume of Sample N/A
Distributions per Year 3
No. Samples per Distribution  1
Total Samples per Year 3 Scenarios
Assessment Options N/A
Consensus N/A
Satisfactory Performance The educational scheme samples and scenarios are not assessed.

 

More Scheme iED Information…

 

Scheme Purpose: To provide participants with a variety of interesting samples/scenarios to test that offer a beneficial educational element.

**Note: This scheme is only available to participants who are also regsitered for scheme 1A, 4A1 and/or 4A2.**

Material Whole Blood DNA*
Volume of Sample ? 40-100 µL
Distributions per Year 2
No. Samples per Distribution  2
Total Samples per Year 4
Assessment Options N/A
Consensus N/A
Satisfactory Performance The educational scheme samples and scenarios are not assessed.

*DNA concentration ≥ 0.3 µg/µL (typical range = 0.3-0.5 µg/µL)

More Scheme ED Information…

 

Scheme Purpose: To provide participants with a variety of interesting samples/scenarios to test that offer a beneficial educational element.

**Note: This scheme is only available to participants who are also regsitered for scheme 2A, 2B and/or 3.**

Material Whole Blood w/ Sera
Volume of Sample 15-20 mL (750 µL sera)
Distributions per Year 1
No. Samples per Distribution  1 (w/ 3 sera)
Total Samples per Year 1 (w/ 3 sera)
Assessment Options N/A
Consensus N/A
Satisfactory Performance The educational scheme samples and scenarios are not assessed.

 

More Scheme EDXM Information…

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