The annual Report is the basis for the ERNDIM Certificate (for example click here
) and comprises all ERNDIM Schemes. The different character of the schemes is reflected by the certificate.
A certificate can best be reviewed in conjunction with the annual report on the website.
Certificates are issued by ERNDIM and sent to you by classic mail.
These are quantitative schemes where nearly all labs assay all the analytes: Amino acids, Cystine in White Blood Cells, Purines and Pyrimidines and Quantitative Organic Acids. Terms of Certification are for the entire scheme (thus not per analyte).
For each scheme 4 columns are printed.
An “Y” in the collumn “subscribed” means that you are subscribed for that scheme.
The column number of compounds has three subcolumns:
- “Included in the scheme” shows the total number of analytes in the scheme (for amino acids e.g. about 30).
- “For which results submitted by lab” shows for how many analytes you submitted results (can range from 0 to the maximum, being the number of analytes included in the scheme).
- “Satisfactory Performance” shows the number of analytes for which your performance was satisfactory. Criterion: the number of analytes in green boxes in the annual report. This number can range from 0 to the maximum, being the number of analytes for which you submitted results.
These are quantitative schemes where labs do different things: Special Assays in serum and urine. Here you are certified per analyte. In the column “subscribed” a scheme for which you submitted results is marked with an “Y”.
“Submitted Results” shows for which analytes you submitted results (indicated with “x”).
An “x” in the last column indicates “Satisfactory Performance”. Criterion: the analyte has a green box in the annual report.
These are the Proficiency Schemes: Qualitative Organic Acids, Qualitative Acyl Carnitines and the Diagnostic Proficiency Testing. These schemes are certified for the scheme as a whole. Columns are quite self-explaining.
“Subscribed” has an “Y” when you are subscribed.
“Submitted Results” has a “x” when you submitted results and “Satisfactory Performance” has a “x” when your results are satisfactory (Criteria differ per scheme; please have a look at the annual letter of your scientific advisor.
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