The UK NEQAS Immunology, Immunochemistry & Allergy Centre in Sheffield has been involved with the distribution of serum, CSF and urine samples for EQA purposes since 1982. Currently the Centre covers the distribution of 30 Schemes to over 1500 laboratories in the UK and overseas. The Scheme's host organisation is Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and it operates from dedicated facilities at the Northern General Hospital.
We continually strive to improve the clinical relevance of our Schemes to current practice. We endeavour to act as a training resource in clinically relevant Quality Assurance in it's entirety and extend beyond the basic function of method comparison