Proficiency Test United Kingdom

Purpose: To assess test selection, analysis, interpretation and advice on the performance of tests related to the detection of inherited metabolic diseases.
Scientific Expert:

Mrs. Joanne Croft, e-mail:<

Scheme Organiser:

CSCQ: Dr. Xavier Albe,

Analytes: Dependent upon disorder
Number of Specimens/Year: 6
Matrix of the Specimens: Heat-treated human urine
Volume/Specimen: 5-10 mL/vial
Number of Shipments/Year: 1 shipment of 6 samples in March-May
Submission of Results: Via Results website
Reports: Interim reports available form the Results website during the scheme year. Annual report published in January-March of the following year.
Certificate: Once per year
Number of Participants: 16
Status of the Scheme: Operated as part of BIOMED 2 since 1998 finished in March 2000, recommencing January 2001
Geographic Area: UK and Scandinavia
Limitation Participation: Countries listed above
Cost/Year: 459 EURO (2019)
How to subscribe: Dr. Sara Gardner, e-mail:
Annual report: Click here for the annual reports