ERNDIMQA - Neurotransmitters in CSF

Purpose: Comparison of Neurotransmitter metabolite outcome in a lab in respect to median and target values
Scientific Expert: Dr. Simon Pope
Scheme Organiser: MCA
Analytes: 3-methyl dopa (3-MD), 5-hydroxyindole acetic acid (5-HIAA), 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTTP), Homovanillic acid (HVA)  and HVA:5-HIAA ratio
Number of Specimens/Year: 8
Matrix of the Specimens: A mixture of spiked/diluted lyophilised cerebrospinal spinal fluid (CSF) and artifical CSF
Volume/Specimen: 500 µl/vial
Number of Shipments/Year: One shipment of 8 specimens in February
Submission of Results: Online via ERNDIM-MCA website
Reports: Requested from ERNDIM-MCA website
Certificate: Once a year issued by ERNDIM Board
Number of Participants: 40 (2023)
Status of the Scheme: Pilot scheme in 2014-2015, full scheme from 2016
Geographic Area: Worldwide
Limitation Participation: None
Cost/Year: 413 EURO (2023)
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