Scheme Particulars Indicative Details
Accreditation body UKAS
UKAS Accredited Proficiency Testing Provider No 7860
Number of distributions per year (nominal) 11
Specimens per distribution 3 (Separate specimens for Lp(a))
Frequency of distribution Monthly
Material distributed Pooled, liquid human serum with or without exogenous added analyte
Nominal sample volume (mL) 0.5
Programme Director(s) / Organiser(s) Finlay MacKenzie
Analyte Approximate Range Default Scheme Units
Apo A1 0.4 – 4 g/L
Apo B 0.2 – 2 g/L
HDL cholesterol 0.4 – 4 mmol/L
Homocysteine 10 – 50 µmol/L
LDL cholesterol 1 – 5 mmol/L
Lp(a) 30 – 500 nmol/L
non-HDL cholesterol 1 – 7 mmol/L
Total cholesterol 2 – 10 mmol/L
Triglyceride 0.5 – 10 mmol/L
VLDL cholesterol 0 – 2 mmol/L
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