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external quality assessment

Abbreviation: EQA
Proficiency testing.
See also: assessment
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External quality assessment (EQA) performance of the De Aar laboratory on the NHLS CD4 Proficiency Testing (PT)/African Regional External Quality Assessment (AFREQAS) programme [11] was obtained from the De Aar laboratory from trial 19 (May 2013) through to trial 30.
External quality assessment: an effective tool for clinical governance in laboratory medicine.
Ontario Medical Association, Quality Management Program--Laboratory Services External Quality Assessment, Genetics (Toronto: OMA, 2006), online: OMA <http://www.qmpls.org/eqa/eqa_gene.html>.
Methodology and guidelines on external quality assessment in higher education in Romania
A recent external quality assessment (EQA) in Europe revealed that 60% of laboratories need to improve molecular Zika virus detection (6).
Similarly, commutability of trueness controls or external quality assessment samples is essential when those materials are used to assess trueness of results for CSs.
Some key areas to improve quality include using high quality QC and external quality assessment (EQA), utilizing peer group reporting software, and using comprehensive calibration linearity verification.
The Western Pacific Multi-Country Integrated HIV/TB Programme funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) provides support to improve and maintain quality of TB laboratory services in PICTs through external quality assessment (EQA).
Recording data allows smooth functioning of the internal quality control measures and external quality assessment with an added feature of advanced research in biology, he said.
External quality assessment measures include examination of laboratory procedures by a third party accreditation process and participation in proficiency testing (PT) or external quality assessment (EQA) programs.
(12) External quality assessment of interpretative comments is in place in the UK, Australia and Italy.

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