Christian Medical College

Vellore

DEPARTMENT OF CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY

CHRISTIAN MEDICAL COLLEGE, VELLORE-4

CMC EXTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE SCHEME (EQAS)

(Under the aegis of ACBI)

CIRCULAR FOR CMC EQAS - 2020


Dear Sir/Madam,


The new cycle of External Quality Assurance Scheme [EQAS] will begin in January 2020. The scheme provides twelve lyophilized human sera / whole blood samples in batches of four, once in every four months. The following programs are included into the scope of accreditation by the NABL for ISO/IEC 17043:2010 which are Chemistry I and II, Thyroid Horomones & Cortisol, HbA1c, Reproductive Hormones and Down's screening. Please renew your participation on or before 15th November 2019. An online feedback form for the 2019 cycle will be posted on the website by 1st week of January 2020 and the participants are requested to fill it up and update the same before 30th January 2020. This is mandatory for those labs who have participated in the 2019 cycle.Dispatch of samples is done once in four months, during the 3rd week of December 2019. April 2020 and August 2020. The laboratories are requested to reconstitute the correct sample, analyse and enter the results in the web site before the 20th of every month. Any amendments can be made only till the 25th of the month and it should be sent through an email only clearly mentioning the lab number and reason for amendment. Once the report is published on the EQAS website, no amendment can be made. Evaluation of the report is based on ISO 13528:2015 recommend expressions such as Robust mean for the assigned value and SDI (Z score) for individual parameters.


Important information:


Christian Medical College does not accredit or certify any laboratory's performance. So it is unethical to mention that the laboratory is certified by CMC. Participation in the EQAS cannot be used for advertising or promoting their laboratory's business.

1.Each cycle is from January - December. Labs are allowed to register anytime during the cycle paying full registration which will be valid only till the end of the cycle.

2.Participation certificate will be issued after the completion of the cycle, to labs that have sent results for at least 6 months in that cycle.

3.The certificate will not be issued in individual's name, but only in the name of the laboratory.

4.As soon as you receive the sample pack, check for breakage. If any sample is broken, inform us within 3 days of receipt. Replacement of sample will not be made after that.

5.Please update the results into the web site before the due date. Results sent through e mail attachments or post will not be accepted.

6.Correspondence or queries without the lab number will not be considered.

7.Do not share or discuss the results with other participants before updating, to prevent collusion of results.

8.If any lab wants to withdraw from the scheme, it should be given in writing and the hard copy should be sent by post. E mail intimation will not be considered for cancellation. Partial refunding will be made based on the number of samples already sent. No cancellation or refunding is possible after the month of Jun.

Code Program Parameter Fees Inclusive of GST Fees Exclusive of GST
QCH I CHEMISTRY I 1.Glucose 2.Urea 3.Creatinine 4.Total Bilirubin 5.Total protein 6.Albumin 7.Calcium 8.Phosphorus 9. Uric Acid 10.Cholesterol 11.Triglyceride 12.HDLc 13.Soidum 14.Potassium 15.Chloride 16.Bicarbonate 17.SGOT(AST) 18.SGPT(ALT) 19.ALP 20.Amylase 21.CK-Total 22.Iron 23.Magnesium
(OR)
Please Choose either Chem I or Chem II
Rs.6000/- Rs.5000/-
QCH II CHEMISTRY II 1.Glucose 2.Urea 3.Creatinine 4.TotalBilirubin 5.Totalprotein 6.Albumin 7.UricAcid 8.Cholesterol 9.Triglyceride Rs.2500/- Rs.2100/-
QT&C THYROID HORMONES & CORTISOL 1.Total Thyroxin 2.Free Thyroxin 3.TSH 4.Total T3 5.Cortisol Rs.3500/- Rs.3000/-
QGHB HbA1c 1.HbA1c Rs.2500/- Rs.2100/-
QRPH REPRODUCTIVE HORMONES 1.LH 2.FSH 3.Prolactin 4.Testosterone 5.Beta HCG 6.Estradiol 7.Progesterone Rs.3500/- Rs.3000/-
QDS BIOCHEMICAL MARKERS FOR DOWNS SCREENING 1.Alpha fetoprotein 2.Free beta HCG 3.PAPPA Rs.5000/- Rs.4200/-
QUC URINE CHEMISTRY 1.Micro albumin 2.Urea 3.Creatinine 4.Calcium 5.Phosphorus 6.Uric acid 7.Sodium 8.Potassium Rs.2500/- Rs.2100/-
QTM TUMOR MARKERS 1.AFP 2.BHCG 3.PSA (Total) (Thrice a Year-March, July & November) Rs.2000/- Rs.1600/-

EQAS registration at opening page of the web site allows both new registration and renewals. The newly registered laboratory will be given a lab number and password along with the first set of samples with which the lab can login.