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Publications from the UK NEQAS for Trace Elements Quality Assessment Scheme

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Bainbridge S-J, Harrington CF. External Quality Assessment (EQA) for trace element measurements in clinical laboratories. CLI 2015; Feb/March EQA24

Patriarca M, Weykamp C, Arnaud J, Jones RL, Parsons PJ, Taylor A. Traceable assigned values in external quality assessment schemes compared to those obtained by alternative procedure: a case study for Cu, Se and Zn in serum. EQAS23

Arnaud J, Cote I, Parsons PJ, Patriarca M, Taylor A, Weykamp C. Harmonization and transferability of performance assessment: experience from four serum aluminium proficiency testing schemes. Accreditation and Quality Assurance 2014 DOI 10.1007/s00769-014-1049-4 EQAS22

Taylor A.  Quality Assurance. Clinical Applications. In: Reedijk J (Ed), Elsevier, Reference Module in Chemistry, Molecular Sciences and Chemical Engineering, 2013 EQAS21

Harrington CF and Taylor A. UK Quality assurance of blood cobalt and chromium after hip implants. BMJ 2012; 344: e4017  EQAS20

Taylor A .  Quality assessment of measurement.   Journal of  Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology. 2011; 255: S17-S21.  EQAS19

Taylor A, Jones RL, Leblanc A, Mazarrasa O, Lee M-Y, Parsons PJ, Patriarca M, Weber J-P, Weykamp C. Instability of Mercury in Specimens of Human Urine for External Quality Assessment.  Accreditation and Quality Assurance 2009; 14: 461-466 EQAS18

Arnaud J, Jones RL, Leblanc A, Lee M-Y, Mazarrasa O, Parsons PJ, Patriarca M, Taylor A, Weber J-P, Weykamp C. Criteria to define the standard deviation for proficiency assessment for the determination of essential trace elements in serum: comparison of Z-scores based on the Horwitz function or on biological variability.  Accreditation and Quality Assurance 2009; 14: 427-430 EQAS17

Arnaud J, Weber J-P, Weykamp C, Parsons PJ, Angerer J, Mairiaux E, Valkonen S, Menditto A, Patriarca M, Taylor A. Quality specifications for the determination of copper, zinc, and selenium in human serum or plasma: Evaluation of an approach based on biological and analytical variation.  Clinical Chemistry 2008; 54: 1892-9 EQAS 16

Taylor A, Angerer J, Arnaud J, Claeys F, Jones RL, Mazarrasa O, Mairiaux E, Menditto A, Parsons PJ, Patriarca M, Pineau A, Valkonen S, Weber J-P, Weykamp C. Quality specifications for evaluation and comparison of performance among external quality assessment schemes in occupational and environmental laboratory medicine.  Accred Qual Assur 2006; 11: 440–445 EQAS 15

Taylor A, Angerer J, Arnaud J, Claeys F, Jones RL, Mazarrasa O, Mairiaux E, Menditto A, Parsons PJ, Patriarca M, Pineau A, Valkonen S, Weber J-P, Weykamp C. Occupational and environmental laboratory medicine: A network of EQAS organisers.  Accred Qual Assur 2006; 11: 435–439 EQAS 14

Taylor A, Angerer J, Claeys F, Kristiansen J, Mazarrasa O, Menditto A, Patriarca M, Pineau A, Schoeters I, Sykes C, Valkonen S, Weykamp C. Comparison of procedures used to evaluate laboratory performance in external quality assessment schemes for lead in blood and aluminum in serum demonstrates the need for common quality specifications.  Clinical Chemistry 2002; 48: 2000-7 EQAS 13 EQAS 13a  EQAS 13b EQAS 13c

Taylor A, Patriarca M, Menditto A, Morisi G. Prospects of harmonisation of European external quality assessment schemes in occupational and environmental laboratory medicine.  Annali dellíIstituto Superiore di Sanita 1996; 32: 295-307 EQAS12

Taylor A, Briggs RJ. The Guildford trace elements external quality assessment scheme.  Annali dellíIstituto Superiore di Sanita 1996; 32: 253-259  EQAS11

Patriarca M, Menditto A, Taylor A. First steps towards harmonisation of European EQAS in occupational and environmental labority medicine: from Dublin to Rome.  Annali dellíIstituto Superiore di Sanita 1996; 32: 193-198  EQAS10

Taylor A. Reference materials and analytical standards to stimulate improved laboratory performance. Experience from the external quality assessment scheme for trace elements in biological samples.  Mikrochim Acta 1996; 123: 251-260  EQAS9

Taylor A and Briggs RJ. External quality assessment schemes and improvements in the measurement of trace elements in biological fluids.  Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 1995; 10: 1033-1037 EQAS8

Taylor A, Briggs RJ and Cevik C. Determination of aluminium in dialysis fluids and water: Findings of an extenal quality assessment scheme.  Clinical Chemistry 1994; 40: 1517-152 EQAS7

Taylor A. Reference materials for measurement of aluminium in biological samples. Fresenius’ Zeitschrift fur Analytische Chemie 1988; 332: 732-735  EQAS6

Taylor A. The use of internal quality control materials for the preparation and maintenance of reliable methods for the measurement of lead in blood. Fresenius’ Zeitschrift fur Analytische Chemie 1988; 332: 616-619 EQAS5

Starkey BJ, Taylor A and Walker AW. Blood cadmium determination-Results of an external quality assessment scheme.  Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 1986; 1: 397-400EQAS4

Taylor A and Briggs RJ. An external quality assessment scheme for trace elements in biological fluids.  Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 1986; 1: 391-395 EQAS3

Taylor A, Starkey BJ and Walker AW Determination of aluminium in serum – findings of an external quality assessment scheme. Annals of Clinical Biochemistry 1985; 22: 351-358 EQAS2

Taylor A and Bryant TN. Comparison of procedures for determination of copper and zinc in serum by atomic absorption spectroscopy.  Clinica Chimica Acta 1981; 110: 83-90 EQAS1