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Specimen Distributions

Andrology Scheme Distributions 

Participants will receive four distributions per year.  These are dispatched in May, August, November and February.

Each distribution will consist of assessment for Sperm Concentration, Morphology and Motility.

Results entry and reports are available online only. All new participants will be provided with instructions and passwords. Online assessment for sperm morphology and sperm motility is in collaboration with GameteExpert. One licence per laboratory is provided for submission of laboratory results. Additional licences may be purchased for individuals within the laboratory to perform the online analysis components. This can be used to compare with others within the unit to assist with Internal Quality Control (IQC). IQC is eligible for CPD points.  

Sperm Concentration and Practical Morphology

This consists of four formalin fixed semen samples. These specimens should be used by the participant to assess sperm concentration and to prepare slides for sperm morphology evaluation. The morphology slides should be stained by the participants' usual staining method for semen samples and examined by a microscope with x1000 magnification.

Sperm Motility and Interpretative Morphology

These are online analytes. Video recordings of four semen samples for the assessment of sperm motility and images of 24 sperm for morphological assessment (in collaboration with GameteExpert).

For enrolment information and latest prices see homepage or email repscience@ukneqas.org.uk

 

Embryo morphology

Participants will receive four distributions per year. These are dispatched in May, August, November and February.

Results entry and reports are available online only. All new participants will be provided with instructions and passwords. Online assessment for embryo morphology is in collaboration with GameteExpert. One licence per laboratory is provided for submission of laboratory results. Additional licences may be purchased for individuals to compare with others within the unit to assist with Internal Quality Control (IQC). IQC is eligible for CPD points. 
A library will also build up to allow monthly IQC. Each distribution consists of video clips of embryos from 4 patients.  The user will grade embryos according to the UK NEQAS embryo grading scheme, available on the homepage. This grading scheme has been endorsed by NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) and are included in their current guidelines for fertility (Feb 2013). 

For enrolment information and latest prices see homepage or email repscience@ukneqas.org.uk

 

Webpages updated July 2014