Royal College of Pathologist of Australasia – Quality Assurance Program

(RCPA-QAP)

It has been common practice in all Gribbles Pathology (M) S/B laboratories to have stringent internal quality control procedures & practices.

Gribbles Pathology (M) S/B also has extensive and active participation in external Quality Assurance Programs mainly from the RCPA-QAP (Royal College of Pathologist of Australasia – Quality Assurance Program) as well as other schemes from Australia and the UK.

 

 

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 External Quality Assurance Programs 

 
SECTION PROGRAMME FREQUENCY
Bacteriology RCPA Urine
RCPA Skin
RCPA Throat
RCPA Faeces
RCPA Respiratory
RCPA Genital
RCPA Wound / Pus (aerobic)
RCPA Wound / Pus (anaerobic)
RCPA Mycobacteriology
RCPA Difficult / Blood
RCPA Susceptibility testing
RCPA Mycology 
RCPA Parasitology
RCPA Urine Pregnancy
8x yearly
8x yearly
8x yearly
8x yearly
8x yearly
8x yearly
8x yearly
8x yearly
8x yearly
8x yearly
8x yearly
Quarterly
Quarterly
Monthly
Biochemistry RCPA General Chemistry & Therapeutic Drugs
RCPA Urine Toxicology
RCPA Special Drugs
RCPA IGF-CPP
RCPA Basic Urine Chemistry
RCPA Neonatal Bilirubin
RCPA Endocrine
RCPA Tumour Markers
RCPA Special Lipids
RCPA Alcohol
RCPA Immunology (Immunoglobulins, RHE & CRP)
Fortnightly
Monthly
Monthly
Monthly
Monthly
Monthly
Monthly
Monthly
Monthly
Monthly
Monthly
Cytology RCPA Gynaecological Module
RCPA Liquid Based Gynaecological Module
RCPA General Cytopathology Module
RCPA FNA Module
Quarterly
Quarterly
Quarterly
Quarterly
Haematology RCPA FBC
RCPA Manual Differential
RCPA Auto Differential
RCPA Morphology
RCPA Routine Haemostasis
RCPA Special Haemostasis
RCPA G6PD
LABQAS Malaria Parasite Testing
RCPA Blood grouping & transfusion
RCPA Infectious Mononucleosis
RCPA HbA1c
Monthly
Monthly
2x yearly
Quarterly
5x yearly
2x yearly
2x yearly
Quarterly
6x yearly
6x yearly
Monthly
Histopathology RCPA Diagnostic Modules
RCPA Breast Module
RCPA Immunohistochemistry
RCPA Laboratory Techniques
5x yearly
5x yearly
2x yearly
3x yearly
Immunology RCPA AN Program (Anti-nuclear Antibodies)
RCPA TA Program (Mitochondrial Ab, Parietal Cell Ab, Smooth Muscle Ab, Thyroglobulin Ab, Thyroid Microsome Ab)
RCPA EN Program (ENA, anti-DNA, anti-phospholipid)
Monthly
8x yearly

8x yearly
Molecular RCPA M. tuberculosis
RCPA Chlamydia/N. gonorrhoeae
RCPA Human Papillomavirus DNA
RCPA HBV (Viral load), HIV (Viral load), HCV (Viral load)
RCPA HCV Genotyping
2x yearly
2x yearly
3x yearly
4x yearly
4x yearly
Serology RCPA Antenatal Serology (Rubella, RPR, TPHA, HBsAg)
RCPA Bacterial Serology (H. pylori, Mycoplasma, Streptococcus)
RCPA Hepatitis Serology (A, B, C)
RCPA Lymphadenopathy Serology (Toxoplasma, Cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr Virus)
RCPA Retrovirus Serology (HIV, HTLV)
RCPA Viral Serology (Herpes Simplex)
NEQAS (IMR) HIV
Quarterly
2x yearly
6x yearly
Quarterly

6x yearly
2x yearly
2x yearly

Abbreviations:
RCPA Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Quality Assurance Programs
NEQAS(IMR) National External Quality Assurance Scheme
(Institute for Medical Research)
EQAS (NRL)    External Quality Assessment Schemes for Nucleic Acid Testing
(National Serology Reference Laboratory)

 

 

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