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EQA 2023 - CO-Oxymetry (COOX)
Expert Biologists - Scheme Coordinators:
Estelle BUGNI, Régine CARTIER, Bernard POGGI and Isabelle QUADRIO
EQA performed since 2017
Number of participating laboratories in 2022: 377

1 - Scheme Overview

The program consists of evaluating the different analysers dedicated to determining the CO-Oxymetry.

Participating labs can choose to be assessed for all the analytes of this scheme, or simply a subset of analytes of interest.

panneau attention This scheme is not suitable for analyzers EPOC from SIEMENS, i-STAT from ABBOTT, GEM 3000 series from WERFEN and Opti-CCA from OPTIMEDICAL SYSTEM.

For this program, a kit allows to control a single analyzer (Provide a kit by analyzer).

2 - Assessment Frequency

Number of surveys per year: 4
Number of control samples per survey: 1
Number of samples per year: 4

3 - List of Analytes Assessed 

  • Total hemoglobin
  • Methemoglobin (MetHb)
  • Carboxyhemoglobin (COHb)
  • Oxyhemoglobin (O2Hb or Fractional saturation of hemoglobin)

4 - Description of the Control Samples

Liquid control solutions in ampoules (ready-to-use samples).

5 - Informations

panneau attention Optional scheme AVAILABLE ONLY to labs registered for the GDS (Blood Gas with Electrolytes) EQA scheme.
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