Welcome to RCPAQAP

RCPA Quality Assurance Programs are world leaders in the provision of external quality assurance (EQA) for pathology laboratories.  We offer a comprehensive range of EQA for all disciplines of pathology including Molecular Genetics, Bio Security and Point-of-Care.  Our programs are offered in Australia and internationally in over 60 countries. RCPAQAP is committed to provide an efficient and customer focused  service to participants.

RCPAQAP are accredited to ISO/IEC 17043:2010 Conformity assessment – General requirements for proficiency, and the company holds certification to ISO9001:2008 Quality Management Systems.

Click here for more information about current accreditation for the RCPAQAP.

Participants are provided with regular and frequent challenges, peer reviewed assessment and educational activities to monitor the quality of their laboratory services ensuring they meet accreditation requirements.  Our strength lies in the expertise and support provided by an extensive advisory network consisting of pathologists and scientific staff from Australia and internationally.


Malarial Parasite / Morphology

Workshop 1 :  April 28 - April 30

This week the Haematology Discipline, in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), hosts the first of two annual Malaria & Morphology workshops.

Highly regarded speakers from various Australian Organisations contribute their knowledge and expertise to participants that attend this extensive 3 day event  from all over the world.

Places for these workshops have now been filled, however if you are inserted in participating in one of next year’s workshops, Contact Us for more information.


Frequency and variability of haemolysis reporting in Australian Laboratories

Haemolysis is the leading cause of unsuitable (rejected) blood specimens in diagnostic testing. Interference of free haemoglobin and erythrocytes intracellular contents have the potential to jeopardise the accurate measurement of some analytes in serum, plasma or other body fluids.


Training & Competency Assessment

Online Haematology Morphology Course

An interactive resource consisting of red cell, white cell and platelet modules to support laboratory technical training and continuing education. Successful completion of these modules will attract APACE points with AIMS.


Staff Profile

Tony-BadrickTony Badrick joined the RCPA Quality Assurance Programs in February 2015.

Since his arrival, he has implemented a comprehensive strategic business plan...