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NEQAS/EQA (Histopathology)

Consultant Pathologists belong to the General Pathology NEQAS scheme. The following is a list of schemes subscribed to:

  • Gastrointestinal Pathology EQA Scheme –
  • National Uropathology EQA Scheme –
  • National Bowel Cancer Screening EQA Programme EQA Scheme
  • National Dermatology EQA Scheme –
  • West Midlands Regional Histopathology EQA –
  • National Renal EQA (and Transplant EQA)
  • National GIT EQA
  • National Urology EQA
  • Breast EQA
  • National Gynaecology EQA
  • National Melanoma Club EQA
  • National Lymphoma Club
  • National Thoracic Club
  • Regional Cervical Cytology EQA - All pathologists reporting cervical cytology participate in the Regional Cervical Cytology EQA

The laboratory also belongs to the following Technical NEQAS schemes:

  • UK NEQAS Cellular Pathology Technique – (a) General (b) Renal
  • Bone Marrow Trephine Scheme
  • Mohs scheme
  • UK NEQAS ICC -                General
  • Lymphoma
  • Breast Hormone Receptors
  • HER2 – ICC (Breast + Gastric) and FISH (Breast only)
  • Cytology
  • Lung ALK - Non small cell lung carcinoma
  • Alimentary Tract pathology (GIST)
  • HNPCC – Mismatch repair proteins
  • NSCLC – PD-L1 (Pilot scheme)
  • European Society of Pathology (ESP) - Lung EQA Scheme (ALK1 IHC and FISH).
  • CEQAS Cytogenetic external quality assessment scheme - lymphoma FISH EQA scheme.
  • UK NEQAS Haematology, Leucocyte Immunophenotyping, IgH/TCR Clonality studies.

Any significant technical noncompliances or EQA failures will be reported on this web site. 

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