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Therapeutic drugs (TDM)

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  • UKAS accredited proficiency testing scheme
  • External Quality Assessment (EQA) designed for laboratories and clinics who are involved in the routine quantification of therapeutic drugs in serum
  • Test materials comprise human serum, urine, newborn calf serum, and human blood/plasma
  • TM rounds include: Antiepileptic drugs mixture, Cardiac drugs mixture, Analgesic mixture, Drugs for the treatment of substance related disorders 1 and 2, Psychoactive drugs, Smoking related drug, Immunosuppressive drugs
  • AT rounds include: Antibiotic drugs (these analytes are produced in collaboration with the UKNEQAS for antibiotics drugs)
  • Participants receive test materials at monthly and quarterly intervals
  • Performance of U.K. participants is reported to the National Quality Assurance Advisory Panel for Chemical Pathology and for Medical Microbiology
  • Scheme operates from January to December

Round dates

Round

Despatch date

Reporting deadline

AT160 09 Jan 2017 26 Jan 2017
TM160 23 Jan 2017 27 Feb 2017
TM161 23 Jan 2017 27 Mar 2017
TM162 23 Jan 2017 24 Apr 2017
AT161 06 Feb 2017 23 Feb 2017
AT162 06 Mar 2017 23 Mar 2017
AT163 24 Apr 2017 27 Apr 2017
TM163 24 Apr 2017 30 May 2017
TM164 24 Apr 2017 26 Jun 2017
TM165 24 Apr 2017 24 Jul 2017
AT164 08 May 2017 25 May 2017
AT165 05 Jun 2017 22 Jun 2017
AT166 10 Jul 2017 27 Jul 2017
TM166 24 Jul 2017 29 Aug 2017
TM167 24 Jul 2017 25 Sep 2017
TM168 24 Jul 2017 23 Oct 2017
AT167 07 Aug 2017 24 Aug 2017
AT168 04 Sep 2017 21 Sep 2017
AT169 02 Oct 2017 19 Oct 2017
TM169 23 Oct 2017 20 Nov 2017
TM170 23 Oct 2017 18 Dec 2017
TM171 23 Oct 2017 22 Jan 2018
AT170 06 Nov 2017 23 Nov 2017
AT171 04 Dec 2017 21 Dec 2017
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