RIQAS External Quality Assessment for Medical Laboratories

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RIQAS (Randox International Quality Assessment Scheme) is the world's largest global EQA provider serving over 24,000 laboratory participants in more than 105 countries. Our comprehensive programme offering covers a wide range of routine and esoteric analytes enabling laboratories to significantly reduce the number of programmes they participate in while helping to reduce costs at the same time.

More than 24,000 laboratory participants
Present in over 105 countries
22 flexible EQA programmes
Cost effective options to suit all labs
Accredited to ISO/IEC17043:2010
Frequent analysis with rapid feedback
User friendly yet comprehesive reports
End-of-cycle reports provided
Submit results and view reports online via RIQAS.net
Register up to five analysers per programme at no extra cost

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RIQAS External Quality Assessment for Medical Laboratories

  1. 1. “revolutionising healthcare through continuously improving diagnostic solutions”
  2. 2. RANDOX INTERNATIONAL QUALITY ASSESSMENT SCHEME
  3. 3. • The worlds largest global EQA scheme in the world – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Large database of users 22 flexible EQA programmes Accredited to ISO/IEC 17043:2010 Comprehensive yet user friendly reports Highest quality materials Regular reporting (Bi-weekly/Monthly) Rapid report turnaround (1-3 days from final submission date) Consolidation – reduce the number of programmes required Flexible options available to suit all laboratory sizes and budgets Register up to 5 separate instruments at no extra cost and receive complimentary multiinstrument report Free interlaboratory report available to lab chains or groups Certificates of participation provided at the end of each cycle End-of-cycle reports provided Submit results and view reports online via RIQAS.Net
  4. 4. The World’s Largest Global EQA Scheme Over 24, 000 laboratory participants Larger peer groups more statistically relevant data More than 105 countries worldwide Wider range of instruments and methods covered
  5. 5. 22 Flexible EQA Programmes • • • • • • • • • • • BNP Clinical Chemistry Immunoassay Specific Proteins Liquid Cardiac Cardiac Coagulation Blood Gas Urinalysis Maternal Screening Lipids • • • • • • • • • • • Urine Toxicology Human Urine HbA1c Immunoassay Speciality I Immunoassay Speciality II Haematology Therapeutic Drugs Serology EBV Serology HIV/Hepatitis Serology ToRCH Serology Syphilis
  6. 6. Internationally Accredited • RIQAS is internationally accredited to the following standards – ISO/IEC 17043:2010 – ISO 13485 – UKAS – UK National Quality Assurance Advisory Panel (NQAAP) – Joint Working Group on Quality Assurance (JWQ QA)
  7. 7. User Friendly Reports • RIQAS reports are presented in a convenient one page per parameter format with the following features: – Compare results to all methods, method group and instrument group – Compare to RIQAS default limits or user defined limits e.g. CLIA or Biological variation – Levey-Jennings charts displaying results for last 20 samples – Unique target score chart allowing at a glance assessment – % deviation by concentration chart for rapid assessment of concentration related bias – Histogram charts comparing performance to peers, all methods, method group and instrument group can be viewed on one chart – Multi-method stat section allows you to assess the performance of other methods – Summary page conveniently highlighting any poor performing tests at a glance
  8. 8. Standard RIQAS Report Parameter Report Summary Page
  9. 9. End-of Cycle Reports • End-of-cycle reports – Provided at the end of each cycle and contain a summary of all statistics – Compare performance to the previous cycle – Compare to laboratories worldwide or in your country only – Text and graphical representation – Certificate of performance listing all parameters for which your lab achieved acceptable performance provided
  10. 10. End-of-Cycle Reports
  11. 11. Multi-Instrument Reports • Laboratories can register up 5 instruments for each parameter at no extra cost – Individual reports for each instrument are supplied in addition to a complimentary unique multi-instrument report – Allows comparative performance assessment of each instrument
  12. 12. Interlaboratory Reports • Ideal for laboratory groups and chains • Allows comparative performance assessment of multiple connected laboratories • Available at no extra cost to participating laboratories
  13. 13. Highest Quality Samples • All RIQAS samples are designed to mirror the performance of patient samples – 100% human samples for immunoassay methods – Free from interfering preservatives/stabilisers – Covers a range of concentrations
  14. 14. Frequent Reporting • RIQAS offers monthly or bi-weekly reporting – Identify system errors sooner – Cover a range of clinically significant concentrations sooner – Allows laboratories to take corrective and preventative actions sooner with minimum disruption to laboratory output – Can be used to complement national EQA schemes
  15. 15. RIQAS Clinical Chemistry Programme • Designed to monitor the performance of 50 parameters including routine chemistries, lipids, hormones and trace metals • Contains routinely run thyroid hormones in addition to PSA meaning it can even be used by small labs to cover their full immunoassay menu • Three flexible yet cost effective programme options available – Choose any 10 parameters – Choose any 17 parameters – Choose all 50 parameters • Bi-weekly reporting • Reference method values available for 12 parameters
  16. 16. RIQAS Immunoassay Programme • Designed to monitor up to 55 parameters including therapeutic drugs, hormones, tumour markers and Vitamin D • 4 flexible yet cost effective programme options available – – – – Choose any 4 parameters Choose any 13 parameters Choose all 55 parameters Choose all 55 parameters (monthly reporting) • Choice of bi-weekly or monthly reporting • 100% human samples
  17. 17. Immunoassay Speciality I + II • Immunoassay Speciality I – Designed to monitor 10 specialised immunoassay parameters including Procalcitonin and Vitamin D – 100% human serum – Monthly reporting • Immunoassay Speciality II – Designed to monitor 5 complex, specialised immunoassay parameters – 100% human serum – Monthly reporting Only EQA scheme to offer Procalcitonin
  18. 18. Haematology Programme • Designed to monitor the performance of 12 haematology parameters • Liquid ready-to-use samples for ease of use and convenience • 100% whole blood samples • Samples provided in primary tubes for convenience • Bi-weekly reporting
  19. 19. Serology Programmes • 4 serology programmes – – – – Epstein Barr Virus (3 parameters) HIV/Hepatitis (10 parameters) ToRCH (12 parameters) Syphilis • Liquid ready to use samples for ease of use and convenience • Quarterly reporting • Free from interfering infectious components
  20. 20. Interested in RIQAS? Hear from one of new users.
  21. 21. Summary • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Large database of users 22 flexible EQA programmes Accredited to ISO/IEC 17043:2010 Comprehensive yet user friendly reports Highest quality materials Regular reporting (Bi-weekly/Monthly) Rapid report turnaround (1-3 days from final submission date) Consolidation – reduce the number of programmes required Flexible options available to suit all laboratory sizes and budgets Register up to 5 separate instruments at no extra cost and receive complimentary multi-instrument report Free interlaboratory report available to lab chains or groups Certificates of participation provided at the end of each cycle End-of-cycle reports provided Submit results and view reports online via RIQAS.Net
  22. 22. Contact Us Acusera@randox.com Visit our website www.riqas.com
  23. 23. “revolutionising healthcare through continuously improving diagnostic solutions”

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