Immune Monitoring Programme (Accredited)

The enumeration of lymphocyte subsets is important in a variety of conditions such as primary immunodeficiency (eg Severe Combined Immunodeficiency / SCID) or the monitoring of drug therapies such as retuximab in autoimmune disorders. However the most common use is in the monitoring Human Immunodeficiency Virus / HIV, a secondary immunodeficiency disorder.

 

To ensure that the programme meets the requirements of all users the programme issues stabilised whole blood with laboratories required to determine the lymphocyte subsets (CD3+, CD3+/CD4+, CD3+/CD8+, CD19+ and CD16+/56+).

 

Laboratories are requested to report both percentage and absolute values (in cells per microlitre), and performance is monitored using this data, unless a centre chooses to eschew either parameter in which case they would not be performance monitored fo rthe relevant parameters. Two samples are issued per trial and this programme issues trials a minimum of 4 times per annum and a maximum of 6.

 

 

 

Current Immune Monitoring Report (As of April 2014)
For a guide on the interpretation of reports please see the associated PDF file
Example IM report.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [412.8 KB]
Current Immune Monitoring Scoring System (As of April 2014)
A guide to the scoring criteria and methods used in performance monitoring in this programme
Immune Monitoring Scoring System.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [116.5 KB]
Example Historical Immune Monitoring Report (used to March 2014)
For a guide on the interpretation of reports please see the associated PDF file
Example IM report.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [545.5 KB]
Historical Immune Monitoring Scoring System (used to March 2014)
For definitions of the scoring criteria used in this programme please see the associated PDF file
Immune Monitoring Scoring System.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [68.9 KB]
Immune Monitoring Accreditation Certificate
IM.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [30.4 KB]

For a guide on how to enter data into the UK NEQAS LI online system please see the following video, for the best experience we would suggest watching the video in 1080p resolution

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