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Accreditation and Quality Assurance

The University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, Haematology Department is an UKAS accredited Medical Laboratory. No. 8227 (ISO 15189:2012). A summary of UKAS Accredited tests for Flow Cytometry may be found at: UKAS UHBristol Schedule of Accreditation It participates in the UK National External Quality Assurance Scheme (UKNEQAS), and subscribes to all their available schemes ( Leucocyte Immunophenotyping, PNH, CD34, FMH, Factor V Leiden, Prothrombin gene mutation, HFE gene analysis, JAK2, Leukaemia-associated chromosome abnormalities and BCR-ABL).
The laboratory is associated with the Multicolour Immunophenotyping Group (MIG UK) and the European Leukaemia Networks working group for flow cytometry analysis in myelodysplasia. It also has close links with the UK network for MRD analysis in childhood and is a member of the UK BCR-ABL.