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EQA 2023 - Point Of Care testing (BD)
Expert Biologists - Scheme Coordinators:
Chantal BON, Marie LOPEZ and Bernard POGGI
EQA performed since 2018
Number of participating laboratories in 2022: 195
Scheme organized by ProBioQual and placed under the aegis of the FAEEQ

1 – Scheme overview

This external quality assessment allows you to check the accuracy of the results rendered by your point of care testing according to the standard NF EN ISO 22870 . As the samples are ready for use, they can be analyzed directly by healthcare staff as a real patient sample.

2 possible cumulative options (each option is sold separately):

  • Biochemistry / Hematology option (BDB).
  • Hemostasis option (BDH).

For the 2 options, one registration allows acces to 6 entries of results per analyte.

panneau attention Program limited to France excluding Corsica.

2 – Assessment frequency

Biochemistry / Hematology (BDB) option:

  • Number of investigations per year: 4
  • Number of control samples per investigation: 1
  • Number of samples per year: 4

Hemostasis Option (BDH):

  • Number of investigations per year: 4
  • Number of control samples per investigation: 2
  • Number of samples per year: 8

3 – List of analytes assessed 

Biochemistry / Hematology (BDB) option:

  • Creatinine
  • CRP*
  • Glucose
  • HbA1c
  • hCG**
  • Hematocrit
  • Hemoglobin
  • Lactates
  • Urea

Hemostasis Option (BDH):

  • INR
*Quantitatives and semi-quantitatives methods
**Quantitatives et qualitatives methods

4 – Description of the control samples

Biochemistry / Hematology (BDB) option:

Liquid human blood (1.2 mL samples, ready to use). Sampling carried out on the day of dispatch after consent, delivered within 24 hours and to be assayed on the day of receipt.

Hemostasis Option (BDH):

Liquid human plasma (0.3 mL samples, ready to use)

panneau attention Hemostasis Option (BDH): The samples are compatible with iSTAT by ABBOTT, Xprecia Stride by SIEMENS and CoaguCheck by ROCHE. If you are using other analyzers: contact us.
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