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TDL TRIALS ensures that its staff and systems are ICH GCP compliant.

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is a standard for the design, conduct, performance, monitoring, auditing, recording, analyses and reporting of clinical trials and provides assurance that the data and reported results are credible and accurate and that the rights, integrity and confidentiality of trial subjects are protected.

The Doctors Laboratory is committed to providing doctors with pathology of the highest quality. The quality of results is of fundamental importance and the laboratory operates to stringent technical and administrative standards.

 

Internal quality assurance is achieved by strict adherence to standard operating procedures for all analytical processes. TDL participates in all recognised National External Quality Assessment Schemes. These schemes are subscribed to by all NHS and private laboratories. Results are subjected to strict internal and external quality control. Details of the laboratories to whom TDL refers specialist testing are available from TDL Referrals. These laboratories are CPA accredited or of equal accreditation status. Details of the tests that are referred are given on the TDL website.

BIOCHEMISTRY:
UKNEQAS, WEQAS, BIORAD for

Clinical Chemistry
Lipid Components
Glycosylated Haemoglobin
C-Reactive Protein / High Sensitive Protein
Protein Imm. Screen (IgA, IgG, IgM)
Drugs of Abuse + Therapeutic Drugs
Total and Direct Bilirubin
Cardiac Markers
Pregnancy Test
Urine Chemistry

 

HAEMATOLOGY: UKNEQAS for
Haematology
Reticulocyte
Coagulation (Inc. POCT Coagulation)    
Full Blood Count
Malaria
Sickle Screening
Automated Differential Leucocyte Count
Blood Film Morphology    
Parasite Films    
Haematology Analysis

IMMUNOLOGY:
UKNEQAS, DEQAS, UNMICRO for

HIV Serology
Autoimmune Serology ANCA+ GBM
Bullous Dermatosis
Coeliac Disease
EuroEQAS for Specific IgG
New General Autoimmune Serology
Anti-Phospholipid Antibodies
Nuclear and Related Antigens    
Toxoplasma Serology
Chlamydia Detect
Syphilis Serology
Vit D (25 Hydroxyvitamin D)

 

MICROBIOLOGY: UKNEQAS for
General Bacteriology
Antimicrobial Susceptibility
Faecal Parasitology
Mycology
AAFB for Microscopy + Mycobacterium Culture
Clostridium Difficile + MRSA Screening

 

ENDOCRINOLOGY: UKNEQAS for
Steroid Hormones
Peptide Schemes 1 to 4
Thyroid Scheme
Allergens Scheme
SHBG
Prostate Specific Antigen
Tumour Markers
PTH
Specific IgE / Total IgE
AFP / CEA

CYTOLOGY: EQA, TQA for
NHSCP
NHSCP External Pap Stain
Hologic Imager Stain

ANDROLOGY: UKNEQAS for
Semen Analysis Scheme

TDL GENETICS:
UKNEQAS ISFG, EMQN for

Clinical Cytogenetics
QF-PCR Aneuploidy Detection
Cystic Fibrosis
Prader-Willi and Angelman Syndromes
Duchenne / Becker Muscular Dystrophy
Y Microdeletion PCR Assay
Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Thrombophilia (Factor II & Factor V)
HLA Class I (HLA-A, HLA-B, HLA-C)
Tissue Typing  (low resolution)
HLA Class II (HLA-DRB1, HLA-DQB1)
Tissue Typing (low resolution)
HLA-B27 Tissue Typing
HLA-B57*01 Tissue Typing
Hereditary Haemochromotosis (C282Y + H63D) 
genotyping + reporting
Paternity Testing