Weqas of Cardiff at MEDICA 2017 in Düsseldorf -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine


Unit 6 Parc Ty Glas, Llanishen, CF14 5DU Cardiff
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Telephone +44 2920 314750
Fax +44 2920 314760

This company is co-exhibitor of
Welsh Government

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MEDICA 2017 hall map (Hall 3): stand C70

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MEDICA 2017 fairground map: Hall 3

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 03  Diagnostics
  • 03.01  Clinical chemistry
  • 03.01.11  Controls / Standards / Calibrators clinical chemistry

Our products

Product category: Controls / Standards / Calibrators clinical chemistry

IQC (Internal Quality Control)

Third Party controls provide accurate, independent, unbiased, evidence-based safety measures to quality assure your diagnostic test system. CE marked Internal Quality Control (IQC) and Quality Control Reference Material (QCRM) can be confidently assayed daily to deliver confidence to your analytical testing. Clinically relevant, Value-added Quality Control, expertly designed by a team of Clinical and Biomedical Scientists with over 20 years of experience.

We recommend Weqas Quality control for:

Patient Safety
Error Detection
Eliminating false rejection
Ensuring compliance with
Regulatory Bodies
Ensuring analytical output is robust and in control

Lipid Control Norm is for in vitro diagnostic use as an assayed quality control material for Point of Care testing of Cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol, Triglyceride and Glucose.
PoCT INR Control is provided at normal physiological levels or near “diagnostic cut off” level to assist in the monitoring of PoCT devices within this range.
Urine HCG Controls for PoCT Pregnancy Tests are available as a negative and positive control. Samples are also available at the “cut point” to aid your competency testing programme.
PoCT Glucose & Ketone Controls are available as liquid stable material at 6 levels to cover the analytical range.

Laboratory IQC
Cardiac Markers. Liquid IQC available for Troponin at or near 99th centile cut point.
Linearity Panel for General Chemistry. Linearity panels for your general chemistry needs available for ISO 15189 method verification.
QCRM. Quality Control Reference Materials, all QCRMs are traceable to a CRM.
Bile Acid QCRM. Reference values available for all of the individual Bile Acids.
Endocrine QCRM. Reference values and uncertainty are provided for each sample.

Testosterone Standards
Testosterone Tandem MS calibrator is for in vitro diagnostic use as an assayed quality control material for testing of in house prepared testosterone calibrators. This material may also be of use as a calibration standard. With the use of Tandem Mass Spectrometers in the area of steroid analysis, separate calibrators are required. In order to meet the requirements of the IVD Directive and ISO15189, traceability of analysis should be provided. By the use of a certified reference material in the preparation of these standards and value assignment by a JCTLM listed Reference Measurement Laboratory, with ISO15195 accreditation, the traceability chain is maintained.

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Product category: Controls / Standards / Calibrators clinical chemistry

Point of Care Testing (POCT) EQA Services

Weqas is the leading provider of External Quality Assessment (EQA) services for the Point of Care Testing (POCT) market. Quality assurance is an essential component for delivery of a safe and reliable POCT services and includes all the measures taken to ensure investigations are accurate and evidence based. Delivering accredited POCT EQA programmes to Secondary Care, Primary Care, Company Occupational Health providers and retail pharmacies, both nationally and internationally.

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Product category: Controls / Standards / Calibrators clinical chemistry

EQA Analyte List

Weqas EQA Programmes are available for quality assessment of 137 analytes, alphabetically ordered on the Analyte List below. Please search or scroll down to your analyte of interest to select the appropriate EQA Programme.

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Product category: Controls / Standards / Calibrators clinical chemistry

Laboratory EQA services

Weqas is a UKAS ISO 17043 accredited proficiency testing provider (number 4301), offering a range of EQA Programmes for Laboratory Medicine. Weqas offers a visibly different, high quality, science-based service to support laboratories in maintaining ISO 15189, underpinned by commutable metrological traceable samples and informative reports. For a full list of the programmes offered, including analytes covered and material provided, please see the EQA Programme section.

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Product category: Controls / Standards / Calibrators clinical chemistry

Reference Laboratory Services

The United Kingdom Accreditation Services (UKAS) has accredited the Weqas Reference Laboratory against the International Standards: ISO 17025 (Calibration and Testing Laboratories) and ISO 15195 (Reference Measurement Laboratories). The Schedule of Accreditation is available on the UKAS website (4301).

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About us

Company details

Weqas is one of the largest EQA providers in the UK, with over 45 years of experience in delivering global Quality Assurance Programmes in Laboratory Medicine.

Weqas operates as an independent organisation, hosted by Cardiff and Vale University Local Health Board, based at Unit 6, Parc Ty Glas, Cardiff.

Supplying to more than 35,000 sites per month, Weqas provides over 40 EQA Programmes, including external audit, performance analysis and an educational advisory service. We would like to become your provider of choice for Clinical Laboratory Quality Assurance Support, within four distinct services:

External Quality Assessment for Laboratory and Point of Care Services
Reference Laboratory
Quality Control Production
Education and Training
Weqas Programmes are underpinned by commutable metrological traceable samples and informative reports. Our range of Web based reporting options cater for the Laboratory Manager, the Laboratory Scientists and the PoCT end user. Our team of experienced Scientists and PoCT Co-ordinators provide a unique troubleshooting and problem solving service to our clients.

With changing technologies, techniques and patient care delivery models, there is a pressing need to ensure there is a focus within education and training programmes for standardisation of analyses, error reporting, poor performance and laboratory accreditation. Unique to Weqas is the education, workshops, e-learning and presentations which are available, that can be tailored to our clients needs.

Weqas is registered with United Kingdom Accreditation Services (UKAS) for conformity assessment. Weqas External Quality Assessment services are accredited in accordance with the recognised International Standard -General requirements for proficiency testing (ISO/IEC 17043:2010). The Weqas Reference Laboratory is accredited in accordance with the recognised International Standard – General requirements for competence of Calibration and Testing Laboratories (ISO/IEC 17025:2005) and Reference Measurement Laboratories (ISO/IEC 15195:2003). Weqas scopes of accreditation are available to view and download.

The Weqas team are supported by a Steering Committee which advises the organisers on the overall operation of the Programme, including the frequency of distribution of materials, the types of materials to be distributed, methods of statistical analysis and data presentation, and the desirability of introducing new investigations to the Programme.

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