A powerful tool for evaluating analytical performance
The Unity Interlaboratory Peer Program provides customers a cost-effective opportunity to optimize their analytical performance by utilizing QC data generated from thousands of laboratories worldwide. Unity is the world’s largest and most robust QC lab peer program for clinical labs with more than 29,000 participating labs actively reporting on over 53,000 instruments, resulting in more than 17 million QC results processed every month. Unity peer reports are designed to give laboratories the opportunity to compare and improve their analytical performance, helping increase confidence in their results.
Without a high-quality interlaboratory program, your QC lab may not be aware of gradual or sudden changes in your test system. Unity helps labs identify unrecognized trends or shifts in performance, positively impacting patient results.
Unity’s peer reporting program can increase your confidence in proficiency surveys. Participation in an interlaboratory program is the best way to be confident in test system performance every day, especially one that offers on-demand feedback.
The Unity data management software system offers both on-demand InstantQC reports in addition to standard monthly Unity interlaboratory reports. InstantQC is useful for troubleshooting while monthly Unity reports are more comprehensive.
Now available with Unity, EDX quality controls help deliver traceability, commutability, and ddPCR quantification to molecular testing.
Smarter QC data management solutions to help you work proactively, identifying trends and making corrections before results are compromised.
Large peer groups help provide confidence in the reliability of your test results
Peer group comparisons help identify trends or shifts earlier
Participation in an interlaboratory program helps your lab meet quality requirements
Electronic data submission helps streamline workflow
Comparison reports allow for real-time troubleshooting
Online reports help improve workflow efficiency
To participate in our monthly program, your lab should submit its data each month on or before the end of the
first week of the month (the specific due date is the seventh day of the month). In doing so, this data will
be included in the generated peer reports, which you will have access to by the middle of the month.
Interlaboratory peer group reports show comparative results among laboratories and are used to
evaluate values and assess test methods.
The program offers the ability to receive on-demand InstantQC reports. InstantQC permits you to
compare your control results to other laboratories any time.
In our manufacturer reports, each manufacturer is able to see how their instruments are performing
for a particular lot. Reports can also be used as a reference when evaluating a new instrument or
Summarizing all the peer group data submitted to the Unity Interlaboratory Program, our worldwide
report is available for each control lot number.
"To compare our data with a substantial peer group ensures that we are turning out reliable patient data."
School of Medicine
"The reports are clean and easy to read and understand. For each test, Unity reports for our lab show a summary of our data, our instrument group, and our method group—reports are simple."
"The documentation of Bio-Rad controls using the Unity QC program has been well accepted by CAP inspectors. Worry-free QC."
"The laboratory shall participate in interlaboratory comparisons..."
—ISO 15189: 2003(E), Subclause 5.6.4.
"Laboratories are encouraged to actively participate in interlaboratory QC programs..."
—CLSI (formerly NCCLS), C24-A2, Vol. 19, No. 5.
“The laboratory shall design internal quality control systems that verify the attainment of the internal quality of results. ”
—ISO 15189: 2012(E), Subclause 22.214.171.124.
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