Welcome to UK NEQAS for Blood Coagulation
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.
Meetings to be held in 2017
Clinical and Laboratory Haemostasis 2017, our next Annual Scientific and Participants' Meeting, will be held on Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th June 2017 at Sheffield Hallam University Conference Centre. Places are still available at this meeting. Details are available on the Meetings, Blood Coagulation Diary page of this website. The programme can also be downloaded here. This year we invited delegates to submit abstracts for the meeting and presenters have been contacted regarding their posters.
A Point of Care meeting will be held on Friday 22nd September 2017 in York. Further details and a programme for this meeting will be made available shortly.
Accreditation to ISO/IEC 17043:2010
UK NEQAS for Blood Coagulation is very pleased to confirm that following a Surveillance visit, accreditation has been maintained from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS; Proficiency Testing Provider No. 7873) in accordance with the recognised International Standard ISO/IEC 17043:2010. A copy of the UKAS Accreditation Certificate is available here and the Schedule of Accreditation (scope) is available here.
Friday 13th October 2017; World Thrombosis Day
The International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) has confirmed that 13th October each year will be designated as World Thrombosis Day (WTD). UK NEQAS for Blood Coagulation is proud to be associated as a partner for this event, chosen as the birthday of Rudolf Virchow, the German physician and pathologist who first coined the term 'thrombosis' and who made crucial advances in our understanding of the condition. Please click here to link to the dedicated website for WTD. ISTH has a number of resources available (WTD Flyer and other materials) here relating to World Thrombosis Day. A link to the video 'Know Thrombosis: Keep Life Flowing' is available here.
Please click on the links below for further information on our services:
Online data entry and reports for the majority of programmes we run can be accessed from the Survey Data Entry System tab on the left. However, for the following programmes/supplementary exercises, please access through the links below.
Lupus anticoagulant testing: please click here to access the data entry pages for this programme
Molecular Genetics of Thrombophilia (FV Leiden) programme: Click here to enter your survey results or access reports online.
Homocysteine programme: Click here to enter your survey results or access reports online.
Genetics of Heritable Bleeding Disorders programme: Click here to enter your survey results or access reports online.
FXIII exercise: Click here to enter your survey results or access reports online.
We are a UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accredited organisation; copies of the ISO 17043:2010 Certificate and Schedule of Accreditation are available for download (see above).
We are a member of the UK NEQAS organisation, and comply with the UK NEQAS Code of Practice