Evaluation of CFTR gene mutation testing methods in 136 diagnostic laboratories: report of a large European external quality assessment
Trueness verification in European external quality assessment
schemes: time to care about the quality of the samples.
A survey of coagulation laboratory practice in Thailand: the first step to establish a national external quality assessment
scheme (NEQAS) for blood coagulation.
Point-of-care testing of group A streptococcal antigen: performance evaluated by external quality assessment
2] Nonstandard abbreviations: 25-OHD, 25-hydroxyvitamin D; VDBP, vitamin D--binding protein; RMP, reference measurement procedure; SRM, Standard Reference Material; LC-MS/MS, liquid chromatography--tandem mass spectrometry; CPB, competitive protein-binding (method); DEQAS, Vitamin D External Quality Assessment
Participation in an External Quality Assessment
is a requirement for Laboratory Accreditation.
Quality goals in external quality assessment
are best based on biology.
Characterisation and evaluation of external quality assessment
The performance of individual laboratories and agreement of different methods can be determined through external quality assessment
6) External quality assessment
programs must be introduced for HbA1c testing that use commutable control materials with target values assigned using the IFCC reference measurement procedure and provide a clear definition of the allowable total error of measurements.
Seven percent of laboratories did not participate in external quality assessment
for cTnI and 11% for cTnT.
The College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the UK-based DEQAS (Vitamin D external quality assessment
scheme) surveys provide independent approaches to monitor the performance of laboratories that use various methods for testing of 25-OH-D.