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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Furthermore, routine quality checks or retesting is a part of external quality assurance scheme (EQAS) (to monitor routine work in HIV testing centers).
Point-of-care urine albumin in general practice offices: effect of participation in an external quality assurance scheme. Clin Chem Lab Med 2015;53:45-51.
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.
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).
the nmbaqcc has an ongoing remit to establish best practice and/or external quality assurance schemes for many biological elements, including invertebrates, fish, epibiota, macroalgae, phytoplankton, zooplankton and particle size analysis (psa) supporting interpretation of benthic invertebrate assemblages.
we would expect evidence of satisfactory participation in relevant diagnostic external quality assurance schemes (or similar) by the reporting neuropathologists.
Role of external quality assurance schemes in assessing and improving quality in medical laboratories.

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