external quality assurance scheme

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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Background: Centre for HIV Testing, Lady Hardinge Medical College (CHT-LHMC) is working as a State Reference Laboratory (SRL) from 2007 and regularly performing External Quality Assurance Scheme (EQAS) activities of 24 Integrated Counselling and Testing Centres (ICTCs) and 16 blood banks (BBs) linked to it.
KEY WORDS: State Reference Laboratory, HIV, External Quality Assurance Scheme, proficiency testing, retesting
External quality assurance scheme in a national reference laboratory for HIV testing in South India.
For blood glucose meter testing and dipstick urinalysis, the EQA schemes were organized by the central laboratory; for all other tests, by an external body (UK External Quality Assurance Scheme or Welsh External Quality Assurance Scheme).
Role of external quality assurance schemes in assessing and improving quality in medical laboratories.

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