How Qpoint Works

The Urine hCG EQA Scheme is available to Healthcare Professionals only.

The Qpoint Urine hCG EQAS samples consist of urine from pregnant or non-pregnant human volunteers that may also be spiked with hCG. The test items are prepared in way that ensures minimal risk to participants’ handling the specimen. However, as is a biological specimen it must be treated with the same respect afforded to any patient sample.

The urine samples are issued in small tubes, packaged in accordance with postal regulations and sent to participants in the post or internal mailing systems. A different fresh urine sample is sent to you every month.

Qpoint participants analyse this sample as soon as possible after receipt, on their designated testing device for hCG testing, just as if it was a patient sample.

Once you have tested the EQA sample you can submit the result you obtain directly back to Qpoint by using this website. There are also options to post or fax your results back to us.

The following month you will receive a user friendly report from Qpoint, prepared by laboratory scientists, that gives you clear information on how well your previous result agreed with other users of the same device type. This report uses an easy traffic light system for interpretation and is issued with your next monthly EQA sample for testing.

Further information on the scheme is available in our Qpoint Participant Manual which you will receive upon registration.

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