Qualitative Blood Spot Acylcarnitine Rome

Purpose: To educate and assess the ability of laboratories to detect inherited disorders resulting in recognisable whole blood acylcarnitine profiles.
Scientific Expert: Dr. Cristiano Rizzo, e-mail: Cristiano.rizzo@opbg.net
Scheme Organiser: Dr. Cristiano Rizzo, e-mail: Cristiano.rizzo@opbg.net
Analytes: Dependent upon disorder.
Number of Specimens/Year: 6
Matrix of the Specimens: Dried blood spots on S&S903 filter paper.
Volume/Specimen: 35-50 microlitre initial blood volume.
Number of Shipments/Year: 2 shipments of 3 samples. Shipment dates are dependant upon sample supply
Submission of Results: Via email, fax or post to Scientific Advisor
Reports: Interim reports are emailed to participants twice per year. Annual report published in January-March of the following year
Certificate: Once per year .
Number of Participants: 40-42 (2018)
Status of the Scheme: Operated since 2017.
Geographic Area: Worldwide.
Limitation Participation: None.
Cost/Year: 322 EURO (2019)
How to subscribe: Dr. Sara Gardner, e-mail: admin@erndim.org
Annual report: Click here for the annual reports