EQAS Registration
       
 
  
 
DEPARTMENT OF CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY
CHRISTIAN MEDICAL COLLEGE, VELLORE-4
CMC EXTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE SCHEME (EQAS)
(Under the aegis of ACBI)
CIRCULAR FOR CMC EQAS - 2023
 
 Dear Sir/Madam,
       

Welcome to the CMC EQAS cycle 2023.

The EQAS program is intended to develop awareness regarding Quality assurance to all levels of labs in India, as part of improving overall patient related diagnostic services in Clinical Chemistry.

The new cycle of External Quality Assurance Scheme [EQAS] will begin in January 2023. The scheme provides twelve lyophilized human sera, whole blood samples (HbA1c) and urine in batches of four, thrice a year.

The following programs are included into the scope of accreditation by the NABL as per ISO/IEC 17043:2010 which are  Chemistry I (22 parameters) and Chemistry II(9 parameters), Thyroid Hormones & Cortisol, HbA1c, Reproductive Hormones, Biochemical Markers for Down's screening, Tumor Markers, Urine Chemistry and Urine (Microalbumin & Protein)

 Please renew your participation on or before 15th November 2022. An online feedback form for the 2022 cycle will be posted on the website by 1st week of January 2023.  The participants are requested to fill it up and submit the same before 30th  January 2023. This is mandatory for those labs who have participated in the 2022 cycle.

Dispatch of samples is done once in four months, during the 3rd week of December 2022. April 2023 and August 2023. The laboratories are requested to reconstitute the correct sample, analyze and enter the results in the website 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 recommended expressions such as Robust mean for the designated value and SDI (Z score) for individual parameters.

Coordinator
CMC EQAS
Clinical Biochemistry CMC, Vellore

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/accredited 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 fee 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.         Requests for change of address on participation certificate after issue of the same on the existing address, will not be encouraged. Such reuqest should be sent by email before December.

5.         As soon as you receive the sample pack, check for breakage. If any vial is broken, inform us within 5 days of receipt. Replacement of vial will not be made after that.

6.         Please update the results into the website before the due date. Results sent through email attachments or post will not be accepted.

7.          Kindly mention your Lab number in all your correspondence.

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

9.         If there is a delay in dispatch of EQAS samples due to unavoidable circumstances such as State/Nation wide, then a message will be sent to participants by mail & Bulletin cirucular.

10.      Tracking of samples dispatch is the responsibility of the participant and can be viewed under "Samples dispatch details" option in our website.

11.      If any lab wants to withdraw form the scheme, it should be given in wirting and the hard copy of should be sent by post. Email 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 June.

CODE

PROGRAM

PARAMETERS

FEES EXCLUSIVE OF GST

FEES INCLUSIVE 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. HDL
13. Soidum 14. Potassium 15. Chloride
16. Bicarbonate 17. AST 18. ALT
19. ALP 20. Amylase 21. Iron
22. Magnesium 23. UIBC* 24. Lithium*
(*Non accredited)

OR

Please Choose either Chem I or Chem II




Rs.6700/-



Rs.8000/-
QCH II CHEMISTRY II
1. Glucose 2. Urea 3. Creatinine
4. Total Bilirubin 5. Total protein 6. Albumin
7. Uric acid 8. Cholesterol 9.Triglyceride
Rs.2500/- 3000/-
QT&C THYROID HORMONES & CORTISOL
1. Total Thyroxine 2. Free Thyroxine 3. TSH
4. Total T3 5. Cortisol  
Rs.3800/- Rs.4500/-
QGHB HbA1c 1.HbA1c (unsuitable for nycocard, method that use cartridge & capillary electrophoresis) Rs.2900/- Rs.3500/-
QRPH REPRODUCTIVE HORMONES
1. LH 2. FSH 3. Prolactin
4. Testosterone 5. Total Beta HCG 6. Estradiol
7. Progesterone
Rs.3800/- Rs.4500/-
QDS BIOCHEMICAL MARKERS FOR DOWNS SCREENING
1. Alpha Fetoprotein 2. Free Beta HCG 3. PAPP-A
Rs.4600/- Rs.5500/-
QUC URINE CHEMISTRY
1. Urea 2. Creatinine 3. Calcium
4. Phosphorus 5. Uric acid 6. Sodium
7. Potassium
Rs.2500/- Rs.3000/-
QUP URINE(MICRO ALBUMIN & PROTEIN) 1. Microalbumin     2. Protein Rs.400/- Rs. 500/-
QTM TUMOR MARKERS
1. AFP 2. Total Beta HCG 3. PSA (Total)
( 6 samples per year - Feb, April, June, August, Oct, Dec)
Rs. 2100/- Rs.2500/-
QCM Cardiac Markers 1. Troponin-T             2. CK-MB  mass    3. Creatine Kinase
( 6 samples per year - Feb, April, June, August, Oct, Dec)
Rs. 650/- Rs. 800/-
QTRM TRACE METALS 1.Copper              2. Zinc
 (6 samples per year - Feb, April, June, August, Oct, Dec)
Rs. 250/- Rs. 300/-

Registration:

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.


Click here to download this form
 

DEPARTMENT OF CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY, CMC VELLORE.

CMC EQAS - JANUARY - DECEMBER 2023

REGISTRATION / RENEWAL FORM

(ONLY FOR LABS WHICH DO NOT HAVE THE FACILITY FOR ONLINE MONEY TRANSFER THROUGH OUR EQAS WEBSITE)

       Participated in 2022 cycle, mention Lab number for renewal                     □□□□□

       Never participated would like to join (New registration) Mark √                              

      Participated earlier, discontinued, wants to rejoin, mention the old Lab number.  □□□□□

Please tick √ the schemes you wish to participate.


Programe Govt. Hospitals
without GST
Private Labs/Hospitals
include 18 % GST
Chemistry I  6700  8000
OR
Chemistry II  2500  3000
HbA1c  2900  3500
Reproductive Hormones  3800  4500
Thyroid Hormones & Cortisol  3800  4500
Biochemical Markers for Down's Screening  4600  5500
Urine Chemistry  2500  3000
Tumor Makers  2100  2500
Cardiac Markers  650  800
Urine (Microalbumin & Protein)   400  500
Trace Metals  250  300

     

Herewith enclosing a demand draft bearing No……....………… date……...…….. for Rs. ………………………

(Demand Draft to be made in favor of 'CMC VELLORE ASSOCIATION') Payable at Vellore

Kindly take the DD only form any Nationalised Bank

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(PLEASE DO NOT DEPOSIT THE MONEY/CHEQUE/NEFT/RGTS IN OUR ACCOUNT DIRECTLY THROUGH BANK)

 Kindly fill the registration / renewal form and send it along with demand draft to The Coordinator, CMC EQAS, Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Christian Medical College, Vellore-632 004. 
 
 
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