Labquality is announcing a new EQA scheme for ketones (beta-hydroxybutyrate). Beta-hydroxybutyrate, also know as 3-hydroxybutyrate, is the most abundant of ketones produced during either diabetic ketoacidosis or ketosis.
Each Ketone round will include two samples that should be analysed as regular patient samples. Up to three measurements may be performed if the sample volume is sufficient. The participants submit their results through the electronic platform LabScala and results are processed by the EQA Coordinator. Result evaluations including comments by the Scheme Expert will be published in the final report distributed to the participants.
Round 1, 2021 in September will be a pilot study free of charge for a limited number of participants. Two rounds will be arranged in 2022.
Samples: 2 liquid samples
Distribution: 1, 2021 September – pilot study free of charge
Registration: Please register by August 15th, 2021 using this link (method information needed)