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external quality assurance scheme

A UK system for auditing skills in certain specialties (e.g., histopathology and cytopathology) which plays a valuable role in helping to maintain high standards of diagnostic skills in consultants.
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A category 1 EQA scheme for comparison of laboratory performance and method performance: an international pilot study in the framework of the Calibration 2000 project.
Poor performance by several laboratories in the 2002 and 2003 UKNEQAS fragile X PT/ EQA scheme resulted in the development of consensus testing and reporting guidelines in the United Kingdom.
External proficiency testing programme (EPTP) enlists the procedures adopted for functioning of an EQA scheme.
However, we think that the results in general are representative for the practices and that it is not worthwhile to increase the number of replicates in the EQA scheme.
Figure 6-3: Europe - EQA Scheme Participation by Country (Number), 2010
1) Previously in Thailand there was no EQA scheme for blood coagulation tests conducted at a national level.
This multidisciplinary EQA scheme included 137 participating laboratories from 29 countries.
The EPNET EQA scheme for porphyria will therefore continue and expand, with focus on optimization of sample preparation and handling, diagnostic strategies, methodology, analytical performance, and clinical interpretation.
Linear regression equations for ALTM or MLTM of the EQA Scheme and ID-LC-MS/MS values returned for period June 2008 to October 2009.
A Swedish EQA scheme for CDT has been run by EQUALIS (External Quality Assurance in Laboratory Medicine in Sweden) since 1996.