This programme is designed to assess the ability of participants to identify cell types in a bone marrow aspirate.
This programme is totally web based and as such no samples are issued. Each trial consists of a digital image and participants will be required to provide assessment of the aspirate, perform a differential and report the blast cell population (total blast cells counted, total nucleated cells counted and blast cell populations size as a percentage), identify pre labelled blood cells and provide details of which any further testing required following assessment of the bone marrow aspirate.
It is possible to register for this programme in the following ways;
This option is for individuals wishing to take part in the programme for their own personal CPD purposes and who are paying for the registration themselves. It is not possible to register for this option in combination with any other programme. The invoicing address should be a personal address and no purchase order number is required.
HMBMAA Institute Individual
This option is for individuals wishing to take part in the programme for their own personal CPD purposes but their institute is funding their participation. It is not possible to register for this option in combination with any other programme. The invoicing address should be that of the institute finance department and a purchase order number is required.
HMBMAA 1-5 user license
HMBMAA 6-10 user license
HMBMAA 11-20 user license
These options are available for institutes who wish to enroll multiple people from their laboratory in the HMBMAA programme. The main laboratory can be included as one of the ‘users’ but this is not mandatory. Each person for whom a license is purchased will be allocated their own participant number with which to participate, but the institute will be invoiced centrally. NB if the main laboratory is included as a user in the HMBMAA programme it will be added to their general laboratory registration, a new participant number will not be issued in this instance. A ‘supervisor’ contact will also be added to the institute lab which will receive separate participant hub log in details. This will allow them to access functionality that will allow them to maintain the users within the license themselves (Add/Remove users from the license). If required, and on request only, we can also use this functionality to provide details of lab participation to the ‘supervisor’ including trial issues and confirming if results have been returned for each participant number associated with the license – please enquire about this service.
If one of these options is selected, UK NEQAS LI will contact you as part of the registration process to provide a spreadsheet on which you can enter the details of the participants. On receipt of the completed spreadsheet, we will then process the registrations on our local database and forward web user details accordingly. The invoicing address should be that of the ‘supervisors’ institute finance department and a purchase order number is required. These options can be used in combination with other programmes offered by UK NEQAS LI.
Additional license requests over 20 users per laboratory should contact UK NEQAS LI for further assistance.
This programme issues samples a minimum of 2 times per annum and a maximum of 4.
No activities in relation to this EQA programme are subcontracted.
To register for this progamme, please click here.