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Quality Assurance Unit - Scheme Details

PT Number:
Scheme title:
Haematology - Ruminant blood
Suitable testing methods:
Full Blood Count (WBC, RBC, Hb, Haematocrit, MCV, MCH & MCHC)
Reporting format:

Robust statistical analysis is used to convert the participants' results to a z-score which can identify questionable or outlier results by a robust statistical procedure.

The statistical analysis is based on calculating the median value which is not influenced by extreme results.

Statistical analysis is only performed when there are five or more participants’ results returned after the deadline has closed.

Authorised reports are published electronically. The report will show the intended results, as well as the results from all other participants. Histograms are accessible via a link on the authorised report. 

Results to be returned within:
14 days
Number of samples in each distribution:
Sample Type:
2 mL whole ruminant blood with preservatives & antibiotics added
Packaging and transport details:
Non-infectious substance. Normal post or courier. Courier delivery will incur additional costs. Please contact the QA unit for details
Number of distributions per year:
Accreditation status:
ISO/IEC 17043: 2010 Conformity assessment - General requirements for proficiency testing.
Date scheme started:
Pre 2007
For price and detail of distribution months please see price list or contact:
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