UK NEQAS for Blood Coagulation is an international External Quality Assessment (EQA) programme offering independent impartial assessment of performance with a comprehensive range of coagulation testing for laboratories and individuals worldwide. UK NEQAS for Blood Coagulation programmes are hosted at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, part of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
If you would like more information on external quality control (EQC) with NEQAS please visit their website http://www.ukneqasbc.org
If your location uses NEQAS for EQC you will be able to keep a record of your results within INRstar.
First click on OPTIONS tab and then select the EQC tab.
Under this tab we find Manage EQC Results.
You can enter in your NEQAS result at a later date. To add in the PoCT INR result before you receive your External INR result, fill in these fields and click .
Please Note: The percentage error will not be calculated until both the NEQAS and PoCT INR is filled in.
To enter the NEQAS result later, simply click on , find the test you want to add the result to and click
Date of test: Date samples taken
Reference: Survey details e.g. 36\CUC XS: March 2016
PoCT Batch/code Chip Number: e.g. 458 (on pot of strips) select from drop down arrow
PoCT INR Result: e.g. 2.4 (test sample result)
External INR result: Instrument Median INR e.g. 2.3 given on the 2nd page of results from NEQAS
PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE ALWAYS TWO SAMPLE TEST RESULTS TO ENTER - PLEASE REPEAT PROCESS AGAIN FOR SECOND SAMPLE
You can add all the details on the day of testing and save without the external result, this can be added later once they are back by selecting the test from the list and clicking EDIT
Once you have added your result then click .
Your result will now show in full.
|Your Results: Detailed Analysis||INR|
|Your Instrument||E.g CoaguChek||XS PLUS|
|Batch/Code Chip Number||065|
|Participants in your group|| 3581||3582|
|Your INR|| 1.4||1.9|
|Instument Median INR||1.4||1.9|
|% Deviation|| 0||0|
|Target Range|| 1.2 - 1.6||1.6 - 2.2|
|Your Performance||Within Consensus||Within Consensus|
|Your Previous % deviation||0||0|
|Non - Participation code 1||-||-|