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Pathology Accreditation

The United Kingdom accreditation service (UKAS) provides international assessment of pathology departments adherence to the quality standards described in ISO 15189.

This involves comprehensive assessment that the department adheres to the ISO 15189 standards. These standards assess the full range of the service provided by the Royal Derby Pathology pre/post-analytical, analytical, quality management system and advisory services.

For a list of our accredited tests please visit the UKAS website

Services from Derby within the scope of the UKAS accreditation service

  • Phlebotomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Haematology
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Serology
  • Cellular Pathology
  • Cytology
  • Consultant lead clinical advisory services for all disciplines

 

Service not currently within the scope of UKAS accreditation service

  • Point-of-care testing

 

During on-going service/assay improvements there maybe occasions when methods used to measure  tests listed on the UKAS website have changed and are awaiting re-assessment by UKAS, before being included in the schedule. These exceptions will be listed below. If a test is not listed in the UKAS website or is displayed below it is not UKAS accredited.

 

For more information contact the pathology quality manager

 

Assays awaiting assessment, not UKAS accredited:

Andrology:  
Vitality assessment
Retrograde Urine analysis

Biochemistry:   

Vitamin A&E

Histology: 
Androgen receptor
HHV-8
IgG4
Pax8

Cytology: 
HPV 

Microbiology:  
TB Culture
Fat Globules
Blood cultures
Culture identifications using Maldi-tof MS
In-house respiratory PCR
In-house CSF PCR 

 

Service not currently within the scope of UKAS accreditation service as awaiting re-assessment

 

Until recently we were accredited to UKAS 15189 for the following tests. Following an equipment upgrade,  some of the analysis is now performed on new analysers from our existing supplier, which we have verified internally and are now awaiting accreditation approval by UKAS.

Biochemistry

Albumin
ALT - Alanine transferase
AST - Asparate transferase
Amylase
Bilirubin total
Bicarbonate
Calcium
BNP - Brain naturetic peptide
Chloride
Conjugated Bilirubin
CK - Creatine Kinase
Cortisol
Creatinine
CRP - C-reactive protein
CSF Glucose
CSF Total protein
Digoxin
Oestradiol
Ferritin
FSH - Follicular stimulating hormone
FT4 - Free thyroxine
FT3 - Free tri-iodothyronine
Gentamycin
GGT - Gamma Glutamyl transferase
Glucose
Intact hCG
HDL - High density lipoprotein
IgA
IgG
IgM
Potassium
Lactate
LH - Lutenising hormone
Lipaemia index
Magnesium
Paracetamol
Phosphate
Prolactin
Progesterone
PTH - Parathyroid hormone
Salicylate
Sodium
Serum folate
SHBG - Sex hormone binding globulin
Testosterone
Total Cholesterol
Total Protein
Total PSA - Prostate specific antigen
Transferrin
Triglyceride
Troponin T
TSH - Thyroid stimulating Hormone
Urea
Urate
Urine Albumin
Urine total protein
Urine creatinine
Vancomycin
Vitamin B12
Vitamin D
Urine sodium
Urine potassium
Urine Amylase
Urine Urea
Urine urate
Urine Glucose
Urine Calcium
Urine Phosphate
 

Haematology

ESR - Erythrocyte sedimentation rate
Apixaban
Rivaroxaban
Factor V Leiden
Prothrombin 20210A gene

 

 

 


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