UK External Quality Assessment schemes (EQAS)
The UK NEQAS for Trace Elements and UK NEQAS for Peptide Hormones are part of Berkshire & Surrey Pathology Services (BSPS) and the legal entity for the schemes is Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust. The UK NEQAS for Trace Elements and Peptide Hormones operates from the Surrey Research Park in Guildford. Both schemes are accredited to ISO 17043 and provide services to participants across the globe.
The UK NEQAS Guildford Peptide Hormones scheme is a proficiency testing provider and assists participants in monitoring analytes regulating glucose metabolism, growth and gastric function. The scheme includes assays for insulin, C-peptide, gastrin, IGF-I and IGFBP-3 in serum.
UK NEQAS for Trace Elements offers proficiency testing programs in various matrices including serum, whole blood and urine. The scheme analytes includes Serum trace elements (aluminium, chromium, cobalt, copper, selenium, zinc), Whole blood trace elements arsenic, cadmium, chromium, cobalt, lead, magnesium, manganese, mercury, selenium, thallium, zinc) and Urine trace elements (arsenic, cadmium, chromium, cobalt, copper, iron, lead, manganese, mercury, nickel, selenium, thallium, zinc). The scheme also operate two additional schemes which are for educational purposes only and are not accredited to ISO17043; these are the aluminium in water and dialysis fluid scheme, and the Solid Matrix scheme.
Department contact information
Scheme Number Additional information
UK NEQAS for Trace Elements 01483 571122 ext 3611 rsc-tr.Guildford-EQA@nhs.net
UK NEQAS for Peptide Hormones
Ext 3611 email@example.com
|UK NEQAS for Trace Elements||01483 571122 Ext 3611||rsc-tr.Guildford-EQA@nhs.net|
|UK NEQAS for Peptide Hormones||01483 571122 Ext firstname.lastname@example.org|
Further details about the UK NEQAS for Trace Elements and Peptide Hormones Scheme, eligibility criteria and scheme documents can be found by visiting the scheme website at https://www.surreyeqas.org.uk/