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.
Anticoagulant Dosing Exercise June 2016
The second exercise for Anticoagulant Dosing has now closed, with the report available to participating centres through this website on the Survey Data Entry Login. A report on the first anticoagulant dosing exercise released in January 2016 is now complete and available for download. You can access this report by clicking here.
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.
Meetings held in 2016
Clinical and Laboratory Haemostasis 2016 was held on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd June 2016 at Sheffield Hallam University Conference Centre. UK NEQAS for Blood Coagulation is most grateful to all speakers and session Chairpersons for their contributions to making the event such a success and would also like to thank all delegates and diagnostic industry representatives for their support. The Final Programme is available here with further details on the Meetings, Blood Coagulation Diary page of this website.
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. The meeting programme is currently being organised and further details will shortly be made available on the Meetings, Blood Coagulation Diary page of this website.
Thursday 13th October 2016; 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 recently released 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.
SUPPLEMENTARY exercises December 2015 - FXIII assays
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). Our Quality Policy can be found here.
We are a member of the UK NEQAS organisation, and comply with the UK NEQAS Code of Practice