We are getting so many failed TVCs now that Alcontrols lab has moved to ALS in Coventry.
We have had to increase the quantity of sample (from 30ml to 100ml) which I have questioned again with ALS lab staff.
I will keep you posted...
Ian I have mailed you an email where ALS explain they are still waiting for their UKAS accreditation for renal TVC's.
When I initially questioned them about this they said that it was because we were using the wrong sample containers. After challenging the confirmed that it was not the containers and that they were still waiting for UKAS.
If anyone would like to read this please send you NHS email address.