|EQA 2023 - Complete Blood Count (stabilized blood) (NUM)|
Expert Biologists - Scheme Coordinators:
Estelle BUGNI and Laurent JALLADES
EQA performed since 2009
Number of participating laboratories in 2022: 537
1 – Scheme overview
The NUM EQA scheme is designed for the quantitative assessment of CBC analytes with peer-group between-laboratory comparisons and trend monitoring for automated instruments.
Two optional schemes are associated with this scheme :
Participating labs can choose to be assessed for all the analytes of this scheme, or simply a subset of analytes of interest.
2 – Assessment frequency
Number of investigations per year: 4
Number of control samples per investigation: 2
Number of samples per year: 8
3 – List of items assessed
4 – Description of the control samples
Liquid human (Red cells) and animal (leukocytes and platelets) artificial, stabilized control blood samples (ready-to-use 2 mL samples).