Accreditation and External Quality Assessment

Accreditation

The Department of Molecular Genetics at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital is a UKAS accredited medical laboratory No.:8092 (see UKAS certificate 2015).

External Quality Assessment

The laboratory participates in UK NEQAS/GENQA and EMQN schemes, where available. Please see our UK NEQAS participation certificates for Molecular Pathology and Molecular Genetics.

A list of the schemes we participate in can be found below:

Scheme Assessor Results 2015-2016 Results 2016-2017
Sanger DNA Sequencing Scheme EMQN Satisfactory performance Satisfactory performance
Haemochromatosis  EMQN Satisfactory performance Satisfactory performance
Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia type 2  EMQN Satisfactory performance Satisfactory performance
Monogenic Diabetes  EMQN Satisfactory performance Satisfactory performance
 Von-Hippel Lindau  EMQN /UKNEQAS Molecular Genetics Satisfactory performance (NEQAS) Satisfactory performance (EMQN)
Next Generation Sequencing Pilot Scheme  EMQN Satisfactory performance Result not yet available
 Cystic Fibrosis UKNEQAS Molecular Genetics Satisfactory performance Satisfactory performance
 Maternal Cell Contamination UKNEQAS Molecular Genetics Satisfactory performance Satisfactory performance
 Mitochondrial diseases (MIDD and MELAS only) UKNEQAS Molecular Genetics Satisfactory performance Satisfactory performance
Pathogenicity of sequence variants interpretation Pilot Scheme UKNEQAS Molecular Genetics Satisfactory performance Satisfactory performance
Report authorisation  Pilot Scheme UKNEQAS Molecular Genetics Satisfactory performance  
DNA Extraction from Blood UKNEQAS Molecular Genetics New scheme Satisfactory performance
DNA Extraction from Fresh/Frozen Tissue UKNEQAS Molecular Genetics New scheme Satisfactory performance
DNA Extraction from Saliva UKNEQAS Molecular Genetics New scheme Results not yet available
 HLA-B27 UKNEQAS H&I Satisfactory performance Satisfactory performance
 Melanoma UKNEQAS Molecular Pathology Satisfactory performance Satisfactory performance
 Colorectal Cancer (KRAS and NRAS) UKNEQAS Molecular Pathology Satisfactory performance Satisfactory performance
Lung Cancer UKNEQAS Molecular Pathology Satisfactory performance Satisfactory performance
Molecular Tissue Identification Pilot scheme UKNEQAS Molecular Pathology Satisfactory performance Results not yet available
 Thrombophilia UKNEQAS Blood Coagulation Satisfactory performance Satisfactory performance
 BCR-ABL and AML Translocation Identification (AML) UKNEQAS  Leukocyte Immunophenotyping (LI) Satisfactory performance Satisfactory performance
 IgH/TCR Clonality status (IgH) UKNEQAS Leukocyte Immunophenotyping (LI) Satisfactory performance Satisfactory performance
 JAK2 V617F Mutation Status (JAK2) UKNEQAS Leukocyte Immunophenotyping (LI) Satisfactory performance Satisfactory performance
 BCR-ABL Kinase Domain Mutation Status (KDM) UKNEQAS Leukocyte Immunophenotyping (LI) Satisfactory performance Satisfactory performance
 Minor BCR-ABL1 Quantitation UKNEQAS Leukocyte Immunophenotyping (LI) Satisfactory performance Satisfactory performance
BCR-ABL1 Quantification UKNEQAS Leukocyte Immunophenotyping (LI) Satisfactory performance Satisfactory performance
 BRAF V600E for Hairy Cell Leukaemia Mutation Status (BRAF) Pilot Scheme UKNEQAS Leukocyte Immunophenotyping (LI) Satisfactory performance Satisfactory performance
NPM1 Status UKNEQAS Leukocyte Immunophenotyping (LI) Satisfactory performance Satisfactory performance
KIT D816V Mutation Status (KIT) Pilot Scheme UKNEQAS Leukocyte Immunophenotyping (LI) Satisfactory performance Satisfactory performance