Lab Programmes

General Information & Participants Manual 2024-2025
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UK centres can email us for prices addressed to You can download a registration form here.


For centres outside of the UK please contact

Please scroll down for details of the laboratory programmes we run, and click on the links for further information on each programme, or click on the links to the left of this page. For point of care programmes, click here.

Participation in our EQA programmes requires agreement with the JWG

Please click on the links below for more information on our services

Laboratory Programme (Level 1: Screening Tests; Level 2 Assays)

This programme provides EQA for 30 different tests of haemostasis and thrombosis, including screening tests (e.g. PT, APTT, Thrombin time), anticoagulant control (e.g. INR, anti-Xa assays), factor assays and thrombophilia screening.

Molecular Genetics of Thrombophilia Programme

This programme provides EQA for centres testing for prothrombotic mutations FV Leiden and the Prothrombin gene mutation G20210A. EQA is also available for the C677T MTHFR gene mutation.

Genetics of Heritable Bleeding & Thrombotic Disorders Programme

This programme provides EQA for genetics centres performing analysis of samples for heritable bleeding disorders, including Haemophilia A and B, von Willebrand's disease.

Homocysteine Programme        

Providing external quality assessment for assay of homocysteine.

DOAC (Direct Oral Anticoagulant) Assay Programme

This programme provides EQA for laboratories performing assays for the following DOACs - Dabigatran, Rivaroxaban, Apixaban.

FXIII Assay Programme

This programme is to provide external quality assessment (EQA), as part of the overall quality assurance, for FXIII assays.

ADAMTS13 Assay Programme                   

This programme provides EQA for laboratories performing assays for ADAMTS13, for diagnosis and treatment monitoring of TTP.

Additional/Supplementary Exercises

We also carry out additional exercises, on an ad-hoc basis, for other assays and for educational purposes.

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UK NEQAS for Blood Coagulation programmes are hosted by the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We are a UKAS accredited proficiency testing provider (BS EN ISO/IEC 17043:2010).
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