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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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1) In addition, participating in a rigorous and robust EQA scheme is a requirement of ISO 15189.
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.
1) Previously in Thailand there was no EQA scheme for blood coagulation tests conducted at a national level.
Pedersen, personal communication, February, 2016, Danish Institute for External Quality Assurance for Laboratories in Health Care (DEKS)]; and, finally, 2 commercial EQA materials from Labquality's EQA scheme Hormones A (2300) survey 6-2013 (EQA1, a liquid pooled serum; EQA2, a human-based lyophilized serum).
EQA SCHEME FOR POINT-OF-CARE URINE ALBUMIN AND ALBUMIN/CREATININE RATIO
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.
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.
This multidisciplinary EQA scheme included 137 participating laboratories from 29 countries.
The patients included in our EQA scheme had increased levels of the porphyrins and porphyrin precursors relevant to their diagnoses (Table 1).
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.