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
Frequency of distribution Monthly
Material distributed Pooled, liquid human serum (or urine for UFC) with or without exogenous added analyte
Nominal sample volume (mL) 0.5 - 1.5
Programme Director(s) / Organiser(s) Finlay MacKenzie
Analyte Approximate Range Default Scheme Units
17OH-Progesterone 1 – 90 nmol/L
Aldosterone 100 – 2000 pmol/L
Androstenedione 1 – 40 nmol/L
Cortisol 80 – 1400 nmol/L
Dexamethasone 0.5 – 50 nmol/L
DHA sulphate 2 – 36 µmol/L
Free Androgen Index 0 – 100
Free Testosterone 0 – 1000 pmol/L
Oestradiol [E2] 40 – 10000 pmol/L
Oestradiol [high-level] 500 – 32000 pmol/L
Prednisolone 20 – 1500 nmol/L
Progesterone 1 – 90 nmol/L
SHBG [female] 12 – 300 nmol/L
SHBG [male] 12 – 200 nmol/L
Testosterone [female] 0.2 – 6 nmol/L
Testosterone [male] 6 – 40 nmol/L
Urinary Free Cortisol 50 – 800 nmol/L

Please note to register for the Free Androgen Index [FAI] your laboratory will need to register for female Testosterone, Female SHBG and Free Androgen Index [FAI]. For Free Testosterone [FREET] your lab will need to register for male Testosterone, male SHBG and Free Testosterone [FREET]

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