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For the safety of patients and for accurate performance monitoring, participants should treat all EQA samples as if they were patient samples. The samples we distribute are provided specifically for this purpose, and most materials are serum-based and are from single donors.
Sample acquisition is an increasing challenge for EQA providers. If any participating laboratories have any surplus materials, they can contact us to arrange collection. We will provide a patient information pack, including a patient consent form.
It is ethically acceptable to utilise surplus patient material for EQA purposes and in accordance with UK legislation and guidance.