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Toxicology (TOX)

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  • UKAS accredited proficiency testing scheme
  • External Quality Assessment (EQA) designed for laboratories and clinics that provide pathology and toxicological service, or forensic investigation for drug and ethanol determination
  • Quantitative analysis:
    - Blood (carboxyhaemoglobin, ethanol, paracetamol and salicylic acid)
    - Serum (ethanol, paracetamol and salicylic acid)
    - Urine (Gammahydroxybutyrate (GHB) and ethanol)
    - Lyophilised serum samples for a range of drugs
  • Toxicology case studies:
    - Human serum and urine test material accompanied by a clinical or forensic scenario requiring interpretation
  • Toxicology in blood: - Human blood for quantitative measurement of specified analytes (opiates, opioids, benzodiazepines, tricyclics, SSRIs, antipsychotics and other compounds that may be monitored in cases of drug overdose)
  • Toxic alcohols
    - Acetone, Ethanol, Ethylene glycol, Isopropylalcohol (IPA), Methanol
  • Performance of U.K. participants is reported to the National Quality Assurance Advisory Panel for Chemical Pathology
  • Scheme operates from April to March


Round dates


Despatch date

Reporting deadline

TX22408 Apr 201907 May 2019
TX22513 May 201910 Jun 2019
TX22613 May 201924 Jun 2019
TX22710 Jun 201908 Jul 2018
TX22808 Jul 201905 Aug 2019
TX22912 Aug 201909 Sep 2019
TX23012 Aug 201923 Sep 2019
TX23109 Sep 201907 Oct 2019
TX23214 Oct 201911 Nov 2019
TX23311 Nov 201909 Dec 2019
TX23411 Nov 201906 Jan 2020
TX23509 Dec 201913 Jan 2020
TX23606 Jan 202003 Feb 2020
TX23717 Feb 202016 Mar 2020
TX23817 Feb 202030 Mar 2020
TX23916 Mar 202014 Apr 2020



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